Local Youth Learn About Seed Saving

I had the pleasure of attending a youth engagement event in Amherst recently, which was organized by the Community Sector Council of NS (http://csc-ns.ca/). The CSC partnered with the Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development (http://heartwood.ns.ca/ ) to host this event. I was invited to do a gardening workshop, which isn’t always easy this time of the year. Luckily, I had a pile of dried … Continue reading Local Youth Learn About Seed Saving

Banking on a Food Secure Future

On October 20th, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Atlantic Canada Seed Bank at the Dalhousie University, Truro Agricultural College Campus. The seed bank is the first in our region and it will house non-hybrid, non-GMO, locally-adapted, open-pollinated varieties of food plant seeds. It was a landmark occasion and something we should be very proud of. Huge thanks go out to … Continue reading Banking on a Food Secure Future

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Planning Your Seed Saving Garden

In many ways, planning a seed saving garden is the same as planning any garden. You want the plants to receive their nutritional, water, light and pollination requirements, and to reach the end of their life cycles as healthily and productively as possible. For a seed saving garden, however, there are a few additional considerations: Plants grown for seed often need more time in the … Continue reading Planning Your Seed Saving Garden

Vandana Shiva Visits Nova Scotia

Internationally renowned food activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, just finished a 4-day tour of Nova Scotia (and Sackville, NB).  Needless to say, it was a pretty exciting time for those involved in the food movement.  She spoke at Mount Allison University, Dalhousie University, St. FX University, the NS Agricultural College, Truro Seedy Saturday, the Tatamagouche Centre and more.  I had the privilege of attending the session … Continue reading Vandana Shiva Visits Nova Scotia