This past weekend I had the good fortune to be able to attend a seed saving workshop hosted by Dan Jason of Fitz-Roy Farms / Salt Spring Seeds. The workshop was not only informative but also a pleasant experience wandering around the farm with Dan and his workshop participants. There was a healthy range of ages and everyone was glad to learn new techniques for harvesting and saving seeds.
The best way to preserve seeds is to keep growing the plants that they come from! Salt Spring Seeds is part of a growing network of independent growers who keep heritage and organic seed crops thriving.
Check out www.saltspringseeds.com
for more info!
Since my recent return from Vancouver the weather on Salt Spring has been anything but co-operative, until now that is: warm and sunny with a cool breeze means ideal conditions to get out for some photo ops!
I haven’t been up to Fitz-Roy Farms in about a month and was expecting to see some changes in the fields: I wasn’t disappointed. The green house is in full swing, the garlic is going mad and the fields are drying out enough that planting is now going ahead almost full tilt. At 3pm the sun was still almost directly overhead so there was a good 6 hours of daylight left...summer is definitely just around the corner! I enjoyed catching up with Dan and Celeste and captured a few photos of them around the farm along with some of my usual documentary works.