Jenny Gohl

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Visit Milner gardens June 20 to 22nd

Milner Gardens 4th Annual Fairy House Surprise June 20 to 22, 2014Do you believe in fairies? Did you know fairies wear Foxglove flowers as hats, gloves, and petticoats?Meander the sun dappled shadows of Milner Gardens on your self-guided search for areas Fairy Houses may have magically appeared, in honour of International Fairy Day and Veronica Milner’s …

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More Birds and Beans

Foster Richardson, from The Birds and the Beans talked to the Seed Savers about growing Corn as a staple crop. Corn is very adaptable, especially the short tough native varieties, that also have more protein and so could be an important staple crop in spite of corn’s reputation as ‘evil’. Very tolerant to poor conditions …

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The Birds and the Beans

  Natasha Tymo and Foster Richardson from the Birds and the Beans spoke at our 2014 AGM about growing staple crops. You may have seen them at their veggie stall at the Saturday Farmers Market.   Together with two other young people they are farming organic food crops with the idea of producing high protein …

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Saving Kale seeds

I have two varieties of kale and want to save seeds from both of them. One has smooth, tender green leaves, the tenderest kale I have ever grown. The other is a deep purple frilly kale, rich in anthocyanins and vitamin K. To stop the from cross pollinating I cut the developing flowers off the …

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8th Annual plant sale

The Seed Savers worked hard to produce many varieties of really healthy  tomato and other edible plants. Set-up started early with a stream of cars delivering plants to waiting volunteers who placed them according to varieties. By 8.45 we were ready to open – chashiers and talliers in place, holding area staffed, membership table looking …

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Monthly meeting May 1st 2014

Speaker: Lynda SmithLynda’s presentation “Changing Lawns to Food Production ” touched on many topics such as : What are the benefits of changing my lawn to food? How do I get started? When is the best time to start changing lawn to food? What is the best location? “If we have land available, the majority …

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The Penguins – Seed Bank Freezer Project

The Penguins – or the Freezer Committee of the Seed Bank. Team members – Terry Batt, Jenny Gohl and Royann Petrell.   In march we took one of the bins of seeds saved in 2012. Our aim was to start germination testing. We found that some of the packets had too few seeds for freezing …

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Golden Flax for the first time.

pale blue flax flowers

Growing Golden Flax. This is my first year of growing flax and I’m enchanted with this beautiful vigorous plant. I picked up the seeds at Seedy Saturday and had excellent germination. The plants grew to between 30 and 36 inches – lovely straight plants in lovely straight rows. They keep each other upright but I …

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Diversity is healthy

Red Orach, Russian Red Kale. bronze fennel and camomile

Diversity is healthy. Diversity is good for the soil, good for the plants and good for us. The June garden is a tapestry of colours and a great variety of above and below ground edibles. The leafy greens (and reds) include various lettuces from green to speckled to deep crimson red, kales, both purple and …

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