SPIN Gardening in Castlegar

Image by urbanworkbench via Flickr Robyn and I are ordering seeds and equipment in preparation for our first year of SPIN gardening. “SPIN-gardeners are always thinking of ways to creatively expand, just like SPIN-farmers,” Satzewich says.The SPIN system involves “relay planting,” densely sowing one crop after another to keep the beds perpetually full; growing short-season, […]

Preparing for Spring

The end of January may signify different things for different people, but for our family, it represents a call to action, a call to the gardening, farming and seed catalogs and a call to start planning out the garden beds for the coming growing seasons.

Saving Seeds

This weekend, my wife attended a seed saving workshop held right here in Castlegar, the heart of Doukhabor heritage and a place of renaissance for local farming and sustainability in North America. Interestingly, the source of many of the seeds we grow in our garden, Dan Jason, from Salt Spring Seeds was interviewed for a […]