Archive for 14/04/2013

PicPost: Stone age mouse

Chas Spain

The Gisborne Garden full of gold and silver glimpses.

Have been out painting the outside of (another) house all weekend – absolutely knackered – so this is in honour of enjoying those arcadian afternoons when you can wander around someone else’s garden.

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PicPost: Plotting

That Bloomin' Garden

Last week as part of the demonstrations at the Milner garden Party, I happened to visit the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Seed Library. Now I know what you are thinking, seed library, whats that?  Good question! The seed library opened to keep heritage seed varieties alive and to build interest in locally sourced sustainably grown food.

So how does someone use the seed library? There is no charge. The seed library asks that you return to the library with some saved seed from your own garden to make up for what you have taken. They want their seed library to keep on growing and supply gardeners for years to come.

What is a seed library?

I think this such a great idea. Just look at this file bursting with flower seeds. Think about it, when you buy package of something like onions seeds, do you use them all? Often there are almost 800-1000 seeds per package and…

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