Workshops and Farm Stays

wheat field under blue cloudy sky
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Hello to all the avid gardeners out there.  We are gearing up for the show and events in early spring and the 2019 growing season.  We hope you are as excited as we are.  We will be out in full force and we hope you will think about your potato orders for the shows as we only bring potatoes for those who preorder.

We will be in Calgary, Stony Plain and Edmonton again and probably Sherwood Park if Brandie can find a suitable space.  She is still looking so if you know of a suitable location that has cheaper rent and ample parking, please let her know or me and I will pass it on to her.  IT was a good show last year, but apparently she cannot rent it again this year and we would love the gardeners to have a chance to experience a good seed event.

We are looking to the future on the farm and would like to open up the farm to families that want to have a farm stay.  We are hoping to garner interest from people who want to experience life as it used to be on the farm, want to see wildlife in their natural state, and want to learn about self-sufficiency, gardening and growing their own food.  We offer courses in canning and preserving, wild food foraging and mushrooming, candle and soap making, raising livestock, wild herb use and tinctures, as well as group healing sessions and yoga and meditation.

I am also offering opportunities for novice gardeners to learn about greenhouse gardening and putting in your first garden plot.  We also offer seed saving and growing workshops, cleaning and harvesting seeds and night sky weekends, and electronics detox. weekends.  We offer a clean, wild, open landscape, free from the noise and pollution of city life, filled with wildlife and lakeside views.  We offer cabin space for those unaccustomed to camping or spots to park an RV and stay to learn.

Feel free to contact us directly about our courses, and you should know our email, but here it is smileyo

at

xplornet dot see eh

have a great day everyone!!

New Orders for 2018

Hi there;

I have been getting many excited emails about the new catalogue.  Unfortunately it is not quite ready yet.  But I have worked on a new order form that you can use for the old catalogue just fine.  Might want to check with me for availability though.  Here it is. I am working on the catalogue now and the new site, still.  So expect some great changes soon.

Thanks again.

Order form

potatoes

Hello;

With winter coming on soon, it is time to stock up on potatoes.  If you are thinking it would be nice to have some different varieties going into the fall in your pantry, perhaps ones you have never tried before, text me at 780  three  zero five 6377 and either you can come pick them up or we can meet sometime around Spruce Grove for delivery.  They are being dug today and there are many beautiful ones out there.

Thanks

Seed Savers

I think often of what this part of the world must have looked like before our white ancestors came here and we can see from historic records that it was abundant in culture and nature. It was peaceful. There were struggles and wars but not on the scale we brought and sadly the kind of life that would have sustained the land was not understood or acceptable to the minds of those first foreigners.

It was a long time ago and yet today we are not removed from those days or the abuses that followed. Even today if we turn a blind eye to suffering or inequality among any one of us no matter skin color, creed, religion, sexual preference, or race we have all agreed to injustice and the perpetuation of the very mindset that enslaved us all.

There are those that seek to enslave in other parts of the world people in the same way now as was perpetuated in Canada in the past. We must open our eyes and see this is always done for greed and it is never portrayed in the media that way because we would jot support it. We must find out the truth and that takes some digging. No nightly news will show you the whole story. Always the people in the area will give a different picture. So please open your eyes and help change the world for the better.

Where we go one, we go all. We are all people. We are all equal in the eyes of the creator. None of us are free if even one is in chains. Those chains are in our minds and sometimes physical and may we all seek to realize that truth for the good of all.

This poem speaks of how I feel about anyone person or group that would move against another or a Nation in the name of supposed progress.  May you enjoy it as I did.

To all those who work with seed and endeavor to be self sufficient, just and peace loving.

The Seed Keepers
by Palestinian poet Fawaz Turki

( b.1940)
Burn our land
burn our dream
pour acid onto our songs
cover with sawdust
the blood of our massacred people
muffle with your technology
the screams of all that is free,
wild and indigenous.
Destroy,
destroy
our grass and soil
raze to the ground
every farm and every village
our ancestors had built,
every tree, every home
every book, every law
and all the equity and harmony.
Flatten with your bombs
every valley; erase with your edits
our past,
our literature; our metaphor.
Denude the forests
and the earth
till no insect,
no bird
no word
can find a place to hide.
Do that and more.
I do not fear your tyranny
I do not despair ever
for I guard one seed
a little live seed
and I shall safeguard
and plant again.

Thank you Fawas, may your words act like lightning rods to lighten a world and minds in the dark.

Love is all there is.