Tag: seed

Victoria Seedy Saturday 2014

Seedy Saturday is the sort of event you go to to pick up a packet of kale seeds and leave with a lemon tree, strawberry plants, tomato starts, and a much greener thumb than you went in with. It’s always an inspiring, engaging, and inspirational event, and we can’t wait to be a part of…
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January 19, 2014 0

Photo of the Week: Seed Saving

Seed saving is one of the ways OUR Ecovillage (and everyone else who grows food) can be more self-sufficient. Here, a pile of kale gone to seed is drying in preparation for long term storage over the winter. Storing your own seeds allows you to pick from the best-producing stock and also to select your…
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August 31, 2013 0

OUR Farm Report June 2013

As the weather heats up the plants are bursting into life. As the kale continues flowering, some seed from last year’s are maturing nicely as the josta berries are ripening. Set back only slightly with the damp weather, spring is making its way into summer. As for new arrivals on the land we are now…
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June 1, 2013 0

OUR Farm Report April 2013

March has been host to some major changes from the vital new growth of budding trees, healing herbs and cow’s bellies. We have watched as the poplar buds fill the air with the intoxicating smell of spring (also offering some healing medicine) and the dandelions offer their sweet nectar to our buzzing friends the bees.…
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April 19, 2013 0

A New Place Called Cascadia

By Kirk Schlesinger, Food Production Team Intern Now that O.U.R. Insight Into GMOs Symposium has taken place, what have we learned and where do we go from here? First, the learning – and it was considerable!  An entire Saturday afternoon was devoted to an in-depth exploration of GMOs. Lisa Haché-Maguire, OUR lead symposium facilitator, summarized…
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October 1, 2011 0

Ten Organic Crop Yield Improvement Tips

Yesterday I was tweeting away when @DBTutoring tweeted me a recommendation that I check out a local gardeners (@Crazydogfarm) top ten tips for increasing yield… but for some reason I though they wanted me to write such a blog post. So, I warbled over to Meg from the garden team and asked if she would…
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April 14, 2011 0

Dr. Huber’s cover letter to Secretary Vilsack

This update to the Dr. Huber research is the first thing I read this morning when I got into the office. Undeniably more evidence that the precautionary principle might be a valuable asset to our repertoire as stewards of the land…. This cover letter is provided to explain the reasoning and concerns that were conveyed…
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April 11, 2011 0

Seed Starts

Today, the air is a little warmer, which is code for ‘let’s go down to the sanctuary and get the seeds out!’ at O.U.R. In fact it’s pretty clear that there is nothing more springy than sitting in front of that big south facing window with a box of seeds and the Food Production Programme…
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March 10, 2011 0

Moratorium on Genetically Modified Alfalfa

Today I received a couple of encouraging emails in my inbox, and I thought that I would share: First of all, earlier this week I wrote an email to Dr. Huber who did the research pointing to a connection between Roundup and animal miscarriages. I went out on a limb asked him if it would…
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March 4, 2011 0

Cowichan Valley Wine & Culinary Festival

at O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE September 17th & 18th, 2011 from 10-4 daily Come and savor community food security planning: edible landscaping, natural buildings, water recovery systems, diversion of waste streams, alternative energy technologies…and yummy local treats. Enrich your experience of the Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival by attending O.U.R. 2011 Insight Into GMOs Symposium. This year’s…
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August 10, 2010 0