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January, 2014  // Posts published in January, 2014

30 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Tales from a Food Forest: Chinese Artichoke

Tales from a Food Forest: Chinese Artichoke

“Yesterday we harvested Chinese Artichoke from the garden. Stachys affinis (Chinese artichokes, or Crosnes) are a perennial small, white tuber that can be eaten fresh or cooked. Its kind of sweet, with a flavour a little bit like artichokes, with the crunchy, watery texture of celery.  The above ground herbaceous part of the plant looks like it […]

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29 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Top Tips for Homegrown Food

Top Tips for Homegrown Food

Got a bountiful garden? Have you thought about saving some of the seeds? “If you want to save seeds, sow open-pollinated varieties that haven’t had their genetic makeup changed by hybridization or genetic modification. Plants adapt to cultural conditions, therefore, organic seeds grow best for organic gardeners and regional seeds have an edge over seeds […]

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28 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

The Mighty Mason Bee

The Mighty Mason Bee

There are more than 450 species of native bees that are vital for crop pollination and our native pollinator is the Mason Bee. “Orchard Mason Bees (OMB) are distributed throughout Southwestern Canada and Western United States and along with many other native species play an integral role in the pollination of plants in North America. […]

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28 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Stand up for Local Food Systems! Feb 10th 2014

Stand up for Local Food Systems! Feb 10th 2014

“3 days… 9 meals each if we’re lucky… 3 days  ’till stocked shelves reveal themselves as barren… Until we all understand that resource scarcity is a lack of security.” Watch this fantastic spoken word with Jeremy Loveday on local food security and what you can do to protect BC’s land base – Feb 10, 2014.

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27 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Healthy Food Garden

Healthy Food Garden

“Most food plants are annuals that are harvested or go to seed and die, all within one year. When plants are harvested, the mineral nutrients they have absorbed are removed from the soil so it is necessary to amend food garden soil with mineral nutrients at each planting cycle. Mineral nutrients come in a variety […]

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