Farmer Podcast Club – Hudson Valley Seed co on Cultivating Places

While you’re waiting for new Seed Grower’s episodes, I thought I would share some seed episodes from other podcasts. First up is the June 30 episode from Cultivating Place: The Generosity & Mutual Care Of Seeds: Ken Greene Of Hudson Valley Seed Company. I loved this conversation about K’s journey to find out where seed … More Farmer Podcast Club – Hudson Valley Seed co on Cultivating Places

Farmer Book Club: flower seeds biology and technology

Flower Seeds Biology and Technology I haven’t actually read this book. In fact, I received it about an hour ago. There aren’t a lot of references about flower seeds out there and a few folks have mentioned this one to me. (In fact, Eric Budzynski just brought it up two weeks ago when we were … More Farmer Book Club: flower seeds biology and technology

Farmer Book Club: the complete book of garlic

The Complete Book Of Garlic by Ted Jordan Meredith In my corner of the world, when you go to a farmers market,  garlic usually means Music garlic – those big white bulbs with 4-6 spicy cloves. Music is definitely a reliable garlic in a cold Canadian climate. But it is not the only garlic out … More Farmer Book Club: the complete book of garlic

Farmer Book Club: The wild garden seed catalog

It may be just another seed catalog but it’s what I’ve been reading page by page this week. And what I read page by page every year when it comes out. Wild Garden Seed is Karen and Frank Morton and a small crew of dedicated seed people that grow a bunch of seed for their … More Farmer Book Club: The wild garden seed catalog

Farmer Book Club: Cultiva-Cosecha-Comparte: Semillas Para Todos

Cultiva-Cosecha-Comparte: Semillas Para Todos – texte de Sole Saburido y  Jenn Ungemach arte de Emily C-D (@somossemillasma) Cubre todos los fundamentos de la botánica y de la biblioteca de semillas que necesitas conocer.  Además de 12 fichas de cultivos de las verduras más comunes que puedes conservar. Este es el manual de conservación de semillas … More Farmer Book Club: Cultiva-Cosecha-Comparte: Semillas Para Todos

Farmer Book Club: How To Save Your Own Seeds by Seeds

How To Save Your Own Seeds by Seeds Of Diversity Canada This is a simple 68 page book packed with more seed saving information than you can believe. It’s actually the 6th edition of this book, and every edition has gotten clearer and better in every way! One of the additions in recent editions has … More Farmer Book Club: How To Save Your Own Seeds by Seeds

Farmer Book Club: The Wisdom of Plant Heritage: Organic Seed Production and Saving

The Wisdom of Plant Heritage: Organic Seed Production and Saving by Bryan Connolly. The title of this book precises both Seed PRODUCTION and Seed SAVING. That distinction is what I adore about this book. Up until I read The Wisdom of Plant Heritage, I was only able to find seed saving information in the seed … More Farmer Book Club: The Wisdom of Plant Heritage: Organic Seed Production and Saving

Farmer Book Club: Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg Nonviolent communication (NVC) has been a communication tool we’ve used at Tourne-Sol since the beginning of our farm. There are 4 steps when you communicate with NVC. You start by stating an objective observation about what happened. You do your best to keep any interpretations or judgements out of … More Farmer Book Club: Nonviolent Communication

Farmer Book Club: Cooperative Farming

When I get asked for references on how to run a co-op farm, I point folks to Cooperative Farming, Frameworks For Farming Together by Faith Gilbert. This is part of the Greenhorns guidebook series. (You can download this book for free from https://greenhorns.org/guidebook-series/ – They have other book there too!) If you want to know … More Farmer Book Club: Cooperative Farming

Food Garden Life – what else is there?

Here’s a younger Dan and Emily  in the summer of 2005. Tourne-Sol’s first season We still have that harvest knife though the blade is a little narrower. We don’t really use stirrup hoes much. Collinear hoes have become the dominant hoe on our farm. That basket has long since been tossed on a burn pile. … More Food Garden Life – what else is there?