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permaculture  // Posts tagged as "permaculture"

18 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

A Garden Both Charming and Helpful

A Garden Both Charming and Helpful

Not a bad combination, really. If you’d like your garden to cover both these bases, Seedy Saturday has a couple of talks for you. At 10:15, Lynda Dowling of Happy Valley Herb and Lavender Farm will speak on Beyond Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme. She’ll tell us how to grow a whole array of culinary […]

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11 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Uncategorized | Comments

Boring Lawn to Edible Food Forest

Boring Lawn to Edible Food Forest

Imagine if you could grow food in the same way that a forest grows: multiple layers, no mowing, weeding or spraying required. “Many people in the general public are unaware of the plethora of great perennial food crops we can grow here on the West Coast: figs, chestnuts, mulberries, seabuckthorn, gojis, apples, peaches, pears, grapes, tea-plants…and many more. These […]

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30 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Tales from a Food Forest: Chinese Artichoke

Tales from a Food Forest: Chinese Artichoke

“Yesterday we harvested Chinese Artichoke from the garden. Stachys affinis (Chinese artichokes, or Crosnes) are a perennial small, white tuber that can be eaten fresh or cooked. Its kind of sweet, with a flavour a little bit like artichokes, with the crunchy, watery texture of celery.  The above ground herbaceous part of the plant looks like it […]

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