Just want to share some brief highlights from our recent seedy event. Thanks to all the folks who volunteered to make it extraordinary.
Most beautiful slide presentation about Harmony Garden, created by Indigenous Plant Diva Cease Wyss
Couldn’t be more pleased than to start the season thinking about gardens from an indigenous perspective: Senaqwila shared stories and experience to a captivated room. Senaqwila is the third generation in her immediate family who was part of the creation of Harmony Garden in the Xwemeltsch/Capilano reserve in West Vancouver in 2007.
I hope we can create more spaces in the sharing garden where Indigenous voices can help influence our growing practices to build relationship with the land, and build resilient, diverse spaces–a slightly different framework really.
I gave Shauna of FarmFolk CityFolk some seeds collected in our sharing gardens last season and she did seed cleaning demos with folks, sharing tips for saving seed. YAY! Stellar seed made these super useful tutorials for saving seed
–let’s try lettuce, an easy one for beginners and small spaces.
Diana Mounce of Evergreen planted seeds with lots of people to motivate them to start growing on windowsills in paper pots. So great to see the young ones getting into this early!
Our pullout workshop sessions were a huge success: here is Genevieve leading folks in exploring permaculture principles.
Our own sharing gardeners led a workshop on bountiful small spaces that was packed and vibrant. THANKS Ann, Heather and Lauren! And we are all excited to grow gardens to support native bees after Veronica Wahl’s talk.
Hundreds of seed packets went home with gardeners!
And we shared greens and sorrel seedlings.
Thanks to the volunteers that helped orient folks and talk to people about growing during the seed swap. The room was packed!
HUGE thanks to folks who brought seeds they saved in their own yards, to share. Let’s grow more seeds this year: here
is a link to some great beginner tips and it has a link to an excellent guide from the organic seed alliance.