Category Archives: organic farming

 

Oysters, Abattoir, perennial food crops and Eco-Fair

All blissfully quiet at my end of the Gorge these days, now that Craigflower Bridge has been closed for rebuilding and traffic re-routed. I was gratified to learn that not only were there viable oyster beds in the Gorge, but … Continue reading

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Clay, cordyceps, clams and cucumbers

Last weekend’s permaculture course covered soil (with Christina Nikolic of Gaia College, SOUL and The Organic Gardener’s Pantry), fungi and animal husbandry. We started things off with a bit of digging in the garden to collect our soil samples, which … Continue reading

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Spring at Haliburton Farm

Managed to get to my first Haliburton Farm work party on Saturday. A lovely day for planting spinach, which we then covered with row cover to keep the critters out and give it some warmth while it grows. Might be … Continue reading

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Catching up: farmer-writers, DIY publicity, food swap & Wade Davis

I had the chance a couple of weeks ago to mosey down to Cadboro Bay Books to catch Farmers at the Mike – an evening with organic farmer-authors Heather Stretch, Robin Tunnicliffe, Rachel Fisher (who make up Saanich Organics) with … Continue reading

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Visiting Cuban agronomist at UVic this Friday, with music

The University of Victoria’s Geography department with the Office for Community-Based Research, the SOGS (Society of Geography Students), and the department of Sociology are pleased to co-present: Travelling from Agri to Culture: The secrets of Myko on Rural Innovation in … Continue reading

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