Workshop Event

Hi everyone;

It is that time of year again, and thankfully we do not have 3 feet of snow to hinder our efforts to host a seed saving hands-on workshop on the farm November 11 (after 11) until 4:30 and Saturday November 12 from 12 to 5.  I welcome you to participate as we will learn about seed saving and storage, with real life examples of all the things saved and dried this year and how to harvest them.  This course is part of the Organic Master Gardeners series I teach in Stony Plain every year and worth about $150.  So I am offering it free of charge as you will be helping me with the work and in return gaining valuable knowledge and life skills.  I would suggest you register with me anyway so I know who to expect.

Send an email to Denise – smileyo at xplornet dot ca

Make sure and spell that correctly and put seed workshop in the title.

If you only have part of the day to offer that is fine, I just need to know.  We will meet at the farm and divide into work stations and rotate around so everyone learns about the different aspects of seed harvest, cleaning, storage and so on.

Hope to see you here.  We will potluck a late lunch each day at about 1.  Bring your favorite snacks or whatever.   Thanks everyone!


New Way to Pay

Hi Everyone;

In keeping with the changing monetary system globally and digital currency movement, we will be accepting Litecoin payments for seeds in the future.  We will post a link on our site that links to a wallet and you can send litecoin there for your seed and plant purchases.  There is no cost and everyone will save money using this system.

Stay tuned and learn all you can about how to do this ahead.  No more $1.50 extra for etransfers, No more 3.5% on your credit card or for Paypal!  Woo hoo.  Excellent.


Oats and Barley

Hi guys;

I have some older oats and barley for sale.  It is suitable for horses or other livestock feed or scratch grain for chickens or other fowl.  I have a total of about 550 bushels of oats and about 300 bushels of barley.   The grains could also be used for green manures for plow down.  They were grown without chemicals and are natural.  Price is dependent upon amount bought.  You can call us anytime at 780-785-2622.

Also, Anyone who wants Jerusalem Artichokes, they are available  now.  Email us for those and potatoes.



More Events to get Seeds and Spuds

Hi again;

We will be at the Sherwood Park Seedy Saturday this weekend, April 14.  Google event to find out dates and times.  We will be doing a talk about Root Cellars and this includes design and considerations.  Attend if you can. That said you have until tomorrow evening to get ahold of me via email if you want anything.  This really saves you on shipping potatoes.  email is smileyo at xplornet dot ca

We will also be at the Edmonton Resilience Festival on April 28.  We are speaking about being resilient in the face of climate change through adaptive seeds.  Again google the event and email us if you want anything.  Thanks,


Seedy Saturdays Starting


Hey everybody, Seedy Saturday in Stony this weekend

We hope you can come out this weekend as it is supposed to be fantastic.

We will have spuds at this event and may not at any others, so if you want some, come out or email me on availability.

We are in Calgary next weekend

And Sunday of Next week in Edmonton.  All information in on their websites and facebook pages if they have them.  See you there.





Events and Dates

We will be offering seeds at the Sangudo and District Horticulture Club January Workshop, Jan 27, 2018 at the Sangudo Community School.  This is a great event with speakers Morgan Webb of the CHED Garden Show and Koen De Herdt of De Herdt Gardens in Barrhead speaking.  Check out the poster.  Registration is by Monday January 22.  So hurry.

2018 Sangudo Gardeners Day, registration.4.01.18

I will be speaking at the Alberta Organic Conference Feb 9 and 10 in Red Deer if anyone is going there.  We can visit and meet up if you like.  I will be back around for their seedy event in March I expect.

Also.  We will be at the following seedy Saturday and Sunday events:

March 10 -I will make a presentation on Seed harvesting and storage at the Seedy Saturday event, Stony Plain from 10-3 at the Multicultural Heritage Centre, 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain, AB

March  11?  Not sure yet.

March 17-  Calgary, Hillhurst/Sunnyside Community Hall.  10-3 pm.

Sunday March 18, 2018
                   11 a.m. till  4 p.m.
            At the Central Lions Seniors’ Recreation Centre
Hope to see you all there.