Explore Farming in Nova Scotia: From Honeybees to Maple Trees

Explore Farming in Nova Scotia is a full-colour book for later elementary grades to learn about Nova Scotia’s farming industry. Each sector is profiled with facts and photos of farms, farmers, and agricultural scientists. Books are available in English and French.

Explore Farming in Nova Scotia is a 30-page resource book for late elementary school students (particularly Grades 3-4) that supports learning about how food is produced. The colourful design creates an engaging reference to support student investigation into the topics of food and agriculture.

Explore Farming in Nova Scotia: From Honeybees to Maple Trees covers the following material:

  • careers in agriculture
  • honeybees
  • apples
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • cranberries
  • greenhouse production
  • vegetables
  • chicken
  • turkey
  • eggs
  • beef
  • dairy
  • sheep
  • Christmas trees
  • maple syrup

The book focuses on how these crops and livestock are grown and raised, science and technology used to improve production, animal and human nutrition, and suggestions for further investigation. Teachers can create opportunities for developing learning competencies while meeting outcomes in Health Education, Science, and Social Studies.

This resource book is available anytime throughout the year. Teachers can order one copy to use as a reference book in their classroom.

This program is also available in French.


Elementary School teachers in Nova Scotia public schools are eligible to apply.

How to apply

  1. Determine if the Explore Farming in Nova Scotia book is a good fit for your classroom.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. The Department of Agriculture will review all applications.
  4. Teachers will be contacted for delivery.

How long it takes

Teachers will be notified within 5 business days that their application has been received and for details for delivery.


There is no cost to participate in this program.

Before you apply

Do you have a plan for using the book to support learning outcomes? If not, contact our office for suggestions before applying.

Important dates

This resource is available throughout the year.

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Other ways to apply

If you are unable to apply online, contact the Agricultural Education office at 902-893-6575 or

Contact Information

Agricultural Education Office
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6575