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09 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Fruitful Talks Will Be Held

Fruitful Talks Will Be Held

Ever notice how negotiations and diplomatic talks are often described as ‘fruitful’? And that it’s really just a polite way of saying that nothing much was accomplished? Seedy Saturday does much better than that. Our ‘fruitful talks’ are actually full of fruit. Or at least full of helpful information about growing fruit. And what could […]

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14 Feb Posted by in Exhibitors, Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Figs: A Little Mediterranean in your own Backyard

Figs: A Little Mediterranean in your own Backyard

Figs in Victoria? It is possible, but the variety you choose is key to your success. Bob Duncan, of Fruit Trees and More, recommends ‘Desert King’. This variety is well suited to our ‘cool Mediterranean’ climate. Figs usually ripen by August and are equally delicious fresh or dried. Discover more about varieties, best growing conditions, […]

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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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