A New Year’s Seed Resolution

Have you been thinking about growing seeds on your farm? I’ve put together a little New Year’s Seed Resolution to get you inspired. (This can be done alone or with your farm team. With family members or with friends. Heck, if you want to record yourself and broadcast your resolution to the world on social … More A New Year’s Seed Resolution

What are good beginner crops for seed saving on your farm?

What are good beginner crops for seed saving on your farm? Choose crops that wont easily cross with each other.  This definitely means crops that mostly self pollinate (selfers).  But you can also save seed from crops that mostly cross pollinate (crossers) as long as you only have one variety of a species in flower. … More What are good beginner crops for seed saving on your farm?

basil gone to seed waiting for spring

Basil gone to seed waiting for spring. I watch the 14 day forecast. With above freezing during the day and nights just below. This isnt a good week for me to get out skiing. So maybe Ill be excited for spring too. My next free online workshop is on Thursday March 17 at 2pm Eastern … More basil gone to seed waiting for spring

Tourne-Sol – This is where I farm

Heres a little about Tourne-Sol co-operative farm where I farm View Post Were in Les Cdres,Qubec (thats in Canada) Tourne-Sol is a play on the French tournesol which means sunflower. The play on words is that it also means turn the soil. ???????????????????? The farm runs as a workers coop (Im one of the founding … More Tourne-Sol – This is where I farm

Know your brassica species

I’m about to head up to the CAPɠRendez-vous automnal 2018for a day on seed production. I’ll be giving a talk on brassica seed production. Below is the core chart of the presentation. Did you know that turnips and rutabaga are not the same vegetable? What! (And thanks to everybody who has been telling me what … More Know your brassica species

2011 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival

Saturday August 20th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. is 5th Annual Ste-Anne Garlic Fest. The event takes place at the Ste-Anne’s farmers marketsituated at the cross section of Ste Anne and St. Pierre Streets (postal code: H9X 1L6) in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue,QC. Local farmers (including la Ferme Cooprative Tourne-Sol, la ferme Carya, la ferme Joly, la … More 2011 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival