Tag : 2015 mentorship

Mentee Blog #2 – Sheila Dobie

When the August rains came – and they were very short lived. It was like a huge relief rather than a state of panic for my seeds. Intuitively I knew that the days of late summer edging into fall would give me many many warm dry days to mature the

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Mentee Blog # 2 – Ashton Sweetnam

So far this season, seed saving has not come particularly naturally to our regular farming practices and systems, but it does generally feel like a great contribution our ability to farm in the holistic way that we aspire to. By taking seed saving into consideration, we pay greater attention to

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2015 Mentee Blog #1 – Mary Coll and Steve Unger

Four years ago, we moved with our two children from an urban life in Vancouver, where food grew in our yard and chickens roamed with the kids, to a farm on  southern Vancouver Island.  To ride the waves of peak oil, economic collapse and climate shift, and to live a

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2015 Mentee Blog #1: Ashton Sweetnam

My seed mentor, Sue Moore, came out to visit a few days ago to discuss how a seed saving practice could be established on my one acre market garden. Sue has been farming for many, many years and is an accomplished market gardener, nursery guardian, seed saver, and so much

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2015 Mentee Blog #1 – Suzy Coulter

Hello folks, My seed saving mentor is David Catzel, who has been farming at Fraser Common Farm as part of the Glorious Organics Co-op in Aldergrove for 10 years, and today at my first farm visit there, I learned that, among other things, he’s also done a stint at Linnea

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