The Friends of the Acadian Forest Society

Volunteers

Join Us

Would you like to work and learn along with us? The “Friends” are a friendly bunch, and we welcome new members. We meet on Tuesday mornings, at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, and usually work together from 9 a.m. to noon.

Contact us at: acadianforestfriends@gmail.com

The “Friends” Project

The Friends of the Acadian Forest Society volunteer group is engaged in a long-term education, research, and plant propagation project that benefits not only the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, but also the wider community of environmentally aware gardeners and native plant enthusiasts.

“Friends” Volunteers:

  • Collect seeds and cuttings from native plants in the Botanical Gardens and from wild habitats within the Acadian Forest Region.
  • Propagate and grow a wide variety of native trees, shrubs, and perennials each year.
  • Maintain a research database storing valuable information on their work, including soil types, conditions required for propagation, timing of germination, and germination rates.
  • Make plants they grow available to the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, the Conservatory of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, and the grounds of Acadia University.
  • Organize an annual sale of native plants, both to encourage the planting of natives in the wider community, and to raise funds for carrying on their work.