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Feed the Farm; Enrich the Community

Our seasonal fundraising campaign to care for our animals needs your help! The animal program costs approximately $5000 per season in direct costs for feed, bedding, supplies and transportation, and the Farm receives no direct support toward this.  We must raise it in order to keep it going.  Please visit our Fundrazr page to learn more about specific costs and to give. With the passing of four decades, the role of the Farm Museum has come into sharp focus. Many urban residents know little of farming today and popular food culture has little to do with the family farm. We believe in the importance of keeping farm animals in the public eye so that we may know and value them. We promote optimum quality of life, … Read More →

Crossing Cole Harbour: From Ferry to Dyke then Rail to Trail

The Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society is pleased to announce the launch of its third virtual exhibit for the Virtual Museum of Canada; Crossing Cole Harbour: From Ferry to Dyke then Rail to Trail, a part of the Community Stories Program of the Canadian Museum of History.  This is a massive effort for a small museum and we are very grateful to our collections volunteers for the many hours of work they contributed to help to make this happen. To see the full exhibit visit Crossing Cole Harbour       Read More →

Feed the Farm, Enrich the Community

“Feed the Farm” is back; our annual crowdsourcing campaign to help us to maintain our farm animal program.  Now in its 4th year, this campaign goes a long way toward covering our animal program costs; feed, transport, bedding, housing and other essential care.  The Farm believes in the value of keeping farm animals in the public eye; for education, interpretation and enjoyment. We also believe in the importance of spreading awareness of these animals’ natural behaviours and personalities.  This is made possible be ensuring access to adequate space and fresh air, play and stimulation, comfortable quarters, optimum nutrition and the company of their own kind. Funds raised through this program enable us to continue to build this awareness.  All proceeds directly support our animal program and invest in its betterment.  Click here to visit our  Read More →

Wednesday Evening Pop Up Farmers Market

Our pop-up farmers market returns for the 2018 season, beginning Wednesday, May 30.  Market hours are 3 to 6pm each Wednesday.  Market vendors will include Shani’s Farm of Windsor, Skeldale Farm of West Lawrenctown, and Snails Pace Gardens of Musquodoboit, plus the Farm Museum’s own table with seasonal produce and tearoom baking.  The Farm Museum will also be open late and the Rose and Kettle Tearoom will be offering a Wednesday evening dinner special. Read More →

Summer Student Employment Opportunities

We’re Hiring! The Farm Museum is fortunate to once again offer a variety of exciting summer work placement opportunities for full time students.  In partnership with Canadian Heritage (through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Program), Employment and Social Development Canada (through the Canada Summer Jobs Program) and the  Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, our work experiences support the fields of museum studies, horticulture and environment, education and programing, tourism, and recreation. For a full list of opportunities: Summer Employment Opportunities Read More →