The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens thrive off the presence and activities of students. From Acadia's School of Music's performing artists to Biology's undergraduate researchers, they study, perform, present and relax at The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre. When students are not taking in lectures in the auditorium or classrooms they can often be found in the Garden Room diligently working on assignments, studying for exams, or reading a novel while curled up on a couch by the fire.
Each year plants are started by students in the Greenhouse wing of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre for the Acadia Community Farm (ACF) and out-planted successfully throughout the spring and summer. The ACF is run by a committed group of students that produce crops behind the War Memorial Gymnasium on the dykeland, which was claimed from the sea over 300 years ago by Acadian settlers. For the first time in over 50 years students are producing some of the food they are eating, as much of the produce is being sold to the campus cafeteria. For more information, visit the Acadia Farm website. Click here.