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Our first Pollinator Roundtable was a success!
A good number of people came out and shared their knowledge about pollinators. The sun was out and were able to look at the hives that were buzzing with honey bees. We got our hands dirty planting a bee garden near the hives and filled it with bee friendly plants. Thank you to everyone whom came out to the Roundtable to share their knowledge.
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Our reluctant Spring has been the talk of the town, but I do believe Spring is on its way. The nights are still cold and the days when we have wind and a downpour make it impossible to transplant the crop outside as early as we have done in the past. Our propagation house is still crowded with transplants. I believe we have some time to wait yet. However, the garlic is happy and the Fava Bean trials doing just fine.
The start of the Veggie Box Program will be delayed, but we do not know yet for how long. We will be in touch with people who have registered to give them an estimated start date; certainly sometime in April.
The open house hosted by the Brant Wildlife Festival on March 18 had a flurry of people come to the farm. The sun came out and we had lot of people walking around, checking out the greenhouse, buying Seasoil and transplants. Our staff enjoyed showing off the fruits of their labour.
We have about 500 artichoke plants coming along nicely in the greenhouse which I planted this winter. I really feared for them as it was very cold for so long, but on the first warm, bright day they popped through. Some of our old plants may have survived as well, but I am not counting on it. It may be one of those plants, like kiwi, that have been around the world for so long that it will tolerate almost any kind of weather. We shall see. Remember to order seed for the variety that the leaves tightly cover the top of the choke; otherwise you will be producing earwig apartments which won’t be too thrilling for your customers. They are short-lived perennials so you will want to replace them from time to time.
Eating on the Wild Side.
Anyone who wishes to be well-informed about what they are eating needs to read Joe Robinson’s “Eating on the Wild Side”. Take notes and adjust your buying and eating habits accordingly. For the past two or more years I have been encouraging everyone to buy local and plant a sustainable gardens. It will take some effort and study, but we can help you if you wish to attend our Round Tables on Sustainable Gardens and take advantage of the list of subjects you wish to discuss. You are also welcome to volunteer on the farm to learn more about local food production. See more information on our website NanooseEdiblesFarm.com It will take about three years before you can count yourself ‘sustainable’ but it will completely change the way you think about food. And it will add more than $5 billion dollars to the local agricultural economy when we stop buying truck food from the world food corporations and take responsibility for our own food needs.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Family U-pick
Preparation is moving ahead for the weekly Family U-pick which to begin sometime after the beginning of May. We will have all manner of fruits and vegetables available for U-pick. We are so looking forward to seeing you, your family and friends out enjoying the farm and picking your own vegetables and fruit. We tried it out at the end of the season last year. People had such a good time. We are planning in a big way for this season. You can pick for yourself, or you can have someone pick for you – it all depends on how agile you are. You can also let us know that you are needing a volume of berries for instance, and we will have farm pickers available to pick for you.