Sunday, February 27, 2011

Seattle Tilth Spring Sale!

Get an early start on spring gardening!

Choose from an amazing selection of edible plant varieties proven to perform well in the Pacific NW during the cool spring season, starring favorite varieties as well as special rare and heirloom plants. You will find organic veggie starts, culinary herb plants, edible flowers, berry shrubs and fruit trees.

Now in its second year, the Early Spring Edible Plant Sale is the place to find the best selection of locally grown, organic spring veggies for your garden!

For people who want to shop early with the best selection, come to the Early Bird Sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19 before the gates open for the regular sale at 10 a.m.. A limited number of tickets are available for $25; all proceeds benefit Seattle Tilth's educational programs. BUY EARLY BIRD TICKETS.

More Info here

Thursday, February 10, 2011

History of School Gardens

Kitchen Gardeners International had an interesting post on School Gardens. A good read to learn a little history of the Victory Garden movement in general. Maybe an idea whose time is right again!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kiss Your Organics Goodbye!

After years of bureaucratic wrangling, Secretary Vilsack and the Obama administration are only days away from approving Monsanto’s genetically modified (GMO) alfalfa. If approved, GMO alfalfa will fundamentally undermine the entire organic industry overnight. In addition, the USDA says American consumers don't care about the contamination of organics.

Please join us in calling on Secretary Vilsack and President Obama to stand up for organic family farmers by rejecting the approval of Monsanto's GMO alfalfa. Tell them to protect organic integrity and seed biodiversity over corporate profits.

Sign the petition here

Friday, February 4, 2011

How to grow 100 lbs. of potatoes in 4 Square feet

Here is a good article from Irish Eyes Seed company in Ellensburg on how to construct your own potato "cage" and grow 100 pounds in 4 square feet. I call mine the potato condo.