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04 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Seed Freedom is Food Freedom

Seed Freedom is Food Freedom

Freedom to save, sell and exchange seeds is what Seedy Saturday is all about. You will find the community and instructions to plant and save seeds at several talks: For the beginning gardener, How to plant a seed: the basics, with Robin Sturley at 10:15 am and Making Seed Saving Fun, with Carolyn Herriot, Feb 15, 2 pm […]

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02 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Why Bees are Disappearing Ted Talk: Marla Spivak

Why Bees are Disappearing Ted Talk: Marla Spivak

About 8 years ago North America was shocked by the announcement of widespread colony collapse disorder: the massive disappearance of entire colonies of bees. While many of us would claim to feel a fondness for our fellow bumble bee, few of us may have thought about how important the survival of the bee is to our own. […]

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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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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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Eat from your Street

Eat from your Street

That’s not setting out plates and cutlery in the left-turn lane, you understand. No, we’re talking about growing your food very near where you live, especially in (previously) unconventional places and ways. Last year’s discussion on this topic became so lively that we thought we’d never persuade the audience that we had run out of […]

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