just got back from a trip to Oregon, from the 8th Annual Organic Seed Growers Conference. today’s seed stories are tomorrow’s heirloom histories. that’s what running through my mind. that’s what stands out most to me about this past week. we’re the People of the Pinch we’re sharing stories. and skills. and seeds. and this […]
It has been a pretty great growing season here in Peterborough. I am a little late on posting this as this extended fall has had me out in the garden lots, and not inside by a computer so much. It was a great season for grains & beans, an pretty good season for tomatoes & […]
Saving seeds as a community! September 8th, 7:30p.m. Lakefield Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting Marshlands Centre Lakefield Jill Bishop is a long-term seed saver. She has owned and operated urbantomato, a local heirloom seed business, and organized Peterborough’s Seedy Sunday for 10 years. Recently, she has worked to further connect with experienced and interested seed savers […]
All in all this has been a pretty good growing season. A couple heat waves and rain seems to come just when we need it most. Things are slightly ‘behind’ in my gardens, but I am happy with how they are growing. Lots of seeds forming. The hard part about being a seed saver is, […]
Hope that everyone’s tomatoes are growing along wonderfully. We seem to be having a great July for happy tomatoes, lots of heat & just the right amount of rain, at least here in southern/ eastern Ontario. However, I have still seen a few signs of early blight popping up in my garden & have had […]
This is the perfect time of year to start your tomato & pepper seeds indoors. This gives them a head start on the growing season & will allow you to put healthy strong plants in the ground & get fruit earlier. To learn more about starting your own seeds, check out this post. To check […]
The Seed Exchange area is an integral part of the Peterborough Seedy Sunday. Anybody is welcome to participate. You can bring your own seeds to trade. If possible, package them ahead of time into smaller envelopes (See details below) or envelopes, and volunteers will be available to help you divide up seed on site. Seed packages […]
Join on us Sunday March 1st at George St. United for the 10th Annual Seedy Sunday! Click here for details on vendors, workshops & more: Check out this great video showcasing Seedy Sunday and the work of some of our fabulous local seed savers in our growing Seed Savers Collective. Would you like to learn […]
Why ship your lovers glitter, when you can send them quinoa?! Buy some urban grown local quinoa here!
I took a trip to ECHO Farm today & went on the Appropriate Technology Tour. It is such a wonderful place full of exciting ideas & inspiration. So amazing to see green things growing and to soak in some sun.