Meeting Up With My Seed Folks for ECOSGN 2019!

Last weekend was the latest ECOSGN gathering. It was amazing! ECOSGN is the Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network. This year we met in Montreal at Santropol Roulant for 2 half days of activities and then came to Tourne-Sol Farm where I led a tour. Listening To The Indigenous Seed Keepers Panel Tourne-Sol Farm Tour … More Meeting Up With My Seed Folks for ECOSGN 2019!

ACORN hosting 2016 ECOSGN seed conference

The third biennial ECOSGN (Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network) Seed Conference is coming! This year ECOSGN has teamed up with ACORN (the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) to have the ECOSGN conference at the ACORN fall conference. The Details Where: Moncton, NB at the Delta Beauséjour When: November 28–30, 2016 How to register: Click … More ACORN hosting 2016 ECOSGN seed conference

Visiting Greta’s Organic Gardens

This post is a little late coming … On August 25th, 2010, the Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network (ECOSGN) hosted a field trip to Greta’s Organic Gardens in Ottawa, Ontario. The visit was broken up into A little about Greta, A field walk, A tomato taste test, A peek inside Greta’s seed workshop, and … More Visiting Greta’s Organic Gardens

The Asparagus Pea (Tetragonolobus purpureus)

Last summer, I tried out a bunch of different edible legumes. The strangest of which was Tetragonolobus purpureus – the asparagus pea. Asparagus peas are common in most books about strange and unusual vegetables but not so common in seed catalogs. I purchased my seed from Patrice at la Société des Plantes during a Seedy … More The Asparagus Pea (Tetragonolobus purpureus)

Tourne-Sol’s 2012 Seed Catalog and New Website

This post is the official launch of both our 2012 Seed Catalog and  Tourne-Sol’s new farm website. 2012 Seed Catalog You can download the actual catalog from these links: English: 2012 Tourne-Sol Seed Catalog and Order Form French: Catalogue de semences 2012 et bon de commande New Website and Online Store Our new Tourne-Sol website … More Tourne-Sol’s 2012 Seed Catalog and New Website

The Season of Seedy Saturdays and Sundays

I love seedy Saturdays and Sundays. I guess, I like any event where gardeners, farmers and seed companies get together to trade and buy seeds. Wikipedia tells me the first Seedy Saturday took place on Valentine’s Day 1989. Today there are more than 50 Seedy days across Canada. Seeds of Diversity has a list of the … More The Season of Seedy Saturdays and Sundays