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February, 2012  // Posts published in February, 2012

17 Feb Posted by in Events, Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Adventures in Extreme Seed-Saving

Adventures in Extreme Seed-Saving

You may think of seed-saving as a fairly gentle – even bucolic – pastime. But not the way Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken of Far Reaches Farm in Port Townsend do it! Come to Seedy Saturday tomorrow to hear about their adventures botanizing in the mountains of SW China – an area rarely visited by […]

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What’s the Current Hot Potato?

What’s the Current Hot Potato?

If you’re wondering what’s going on with food policy planning around Victoria, you can find out at this year’s Seedy Saturday, February 18th in the Victoria Conference Centre. At 2 pm, Pat Reichert, well known for her work on food security projects on Salt Spring Island, will be moderating a panel of food activists, members […]

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Be Prepared for the Unexpected

Be Prepared for the Unexpected

There used to be (and perhaps still is) a rather unusual sign along one of the back roads up-island. It looked like an official traffic sign, but read “Be Prepared for the Unexpected”. It was attached to a large fallen tree. And beneath the tree trunk was what remained of a car. While we hope […]

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Tormented by Tomatoes?

Tormented by Tomatoes?

I am. They laugh at me. Or languish wanly like some ailing Victorian lady reclining on her sofa. Or shiver and pout, because It’s Not Like Mexico Here, You Know. Tina Baynes, of Corner Farm, apparently has no such troubles. It’s her 21st year of growing organic food (including tomatoes) for farm markets, local restaurants, […]

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Get Seedy this Saturday!

Get Seedy this Saturday!

Today we have a special treat – a guest post from Gillian Rowan, who runs the seed exchange at Seedy Saturday: You may be wondering who participates in the Seedy Saturday seed exchange, and how they get involved: everybody! just visit! More than 4000 packages of locally grown seeds passed through Victoria’s Seedy Saturday seed […]

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