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February, 2014  // Posts published in February, 2014

12 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Deer Proof Your Garden

Deer Proof Your Garden

Deer. While it may appear that they invade and raid our gardens, we have to remember that it is our own cities that have expanded and forced them out of their habitat in search of food. The good news is, you can get creative with what you plant to deter deer damage or destruction And, […]

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11 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Uncategorized | Comments

Boring Lawn to Edible Food Forest

Boring Lawn to Edible Food Forest

Imagine if you could grow food in the same way that a forest grows: multiple layers, no mowing, weeding or spraying required. “Many people in the general public are unaware of the plethora of great perennial food crops we can grow here on the West Coast: figs, chestnuts, mulberries, seabuckthorn, gojis, apples, peaches, pears, grapes, tea-plants…and many more. These […]

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11 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Adapting to Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change

Resilient communities understand that food security means adapting to the reality of climate change.  As unpredictable temperature and weather patterns are the hallmark of climate change, both backyard gardeners and farmers need to rethink their growing practices. “Adaptability is making adjustments and preparing for observed or expected change in climate, in order to moderate harm […]

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07 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Space Constraints? Try Edible Landscaping

Space Constraints? Try Edible Landscaping

Space… can be the final frontier for the urban food grower. If you’re short on space but big on growing food, don’t despair: edible green spaces can be yours! Green roofs, vertical walls and balcony gardens are all options. Join Vancouver landscape architect, Senga Lyndsay at: Floors, Walls and Roofs: Hottest trends in edible landscaping, […]

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06 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Organic Gardening on the West Coast

Organic Gardening on the West Coast

Chemical free gardening sounds like a good idea. But does organic gardening mean you have to put up with critters eating your hard earned harvest? No! Don’t Panic: You can manage garden pests and diseases organically with Linda Gilkeson,12:45 pm, Feb 15 at Seedy Saturday To give you an idea of how, here’s a handy tip […]

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