WHISTLER PRESENTATION, Back from doing a presentation called “ Planning and Building your Sustainable Garden” at Nourish at Whistler's Cornucopia in November.
The presentation was well attended and there are a great group of knowledgeable people asking questions. Barbara did this presentation in Tofino as well.
One of the main topics we enforce at the farm and in presentations is to plan and grow foods you want to eat; AND grow nutrient dense food. After reading Jo Robinson's book 'Eating on the Wild Side' we have made significant changes to our current varieties of fruit and vegetables to those with higher levels of nutrition including beans, onions, beets, corn, carrots and potatoes.
From this presentation we have started to create a resource of a farming database, food ideas, seed catalogs and much more. Check it out on ourwebsite - under resources
Many changes are happening on the farm to make the farm friendlier for our family U-pick days, planned for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the 2017 production season. This is an attempt to make the farm friendlier for families with young children to have the experience of seeing and picking fruits and vegetables for themselves and their families. Farmers are always in need of young folk who can take on for farm chores and be helpful on the farm at whatever level is suitable for their age. Sign up at the farm to be put on the list for the summer time to help out at the farm.
CROP RENOVATION. Back to working on renovations to the berry crops gardens. Replacing or replanting: – strawberries, raspberries, marion berries, thornless black berries, blue berries. All these plants are relatively trouble free, but at least once a year we truly need to pay attention and see that they are pruned, tidied up and in tip-top shape for the coming season. This is a great time of the year for these tasks as cropping slows down as we move toward the Winter Solstice.
We have raspberry canes for sale at this time 5 canes for $20