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Favorite Seeds for Spring 2016

It’s that time, gardenerds. Let seed-starting commence. You have your favorites, your tried and true varieties that you grow every year. So do we, but we get bored easily so we’re always looking for new varieties to test out in … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Heirloom Expo Seed Swap

Moringa seeds - loose and ready for the taking...swapping.

This will be my last post about the 2015 Heirloom Expo, but it’s one that couldn’t be left out. Every year the Heirloom Expo hosts a seed swap for those who have been saving seeds throughout the year. They bring … Continue reading

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Heirloom Expo Wrap Up – All About Seeds

Dr. Vandana Shiva of Navdanya

The 2015 Heirloom Expo was another huge success. I had the pleasure of giving a talk to a full house about Growing Food in the Drought. The rest of the time I was wandering amidst the beauty, sampling wholesome food, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Heirloom Expo 2015

It’s hard to keep the beauty of the Heirloom Expo to oneself. Enjoy a few images for the week: Stay tuned for more from the Heirloom Expo!

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Growing Turban Squash

Turban squash, also known as Turk’s Cap, is a winter squash that is so alluring it steals focus from pumpkins any day. We pilfered one from the Heirloom Expo last year, saved the seeds, and grew them out this spring. … Continue reading

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New Seed Favorites for 2015

Now that we’ve finished combing through the pile of seed catalogs that came in the mail over the holidays, we’ve made our list of new seeds we’ll be planting this spring. It’s a Gardenerd tradition to share our new seed … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Heirloom Expo 2014 Review

This year’s Heirloom Expo was particularly delicious because I had the chance to give a lecture on my favorite subject: small-space biointensive gardening for urban gardeners. The rest of the time, however, was spent blissing out on gorgeous displays of … Continue reading

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Green Tip Tuesday: Heirloom Seeds

I had the opportunity to provide a Green Tip for Jeff Davis’s Go Green America TV a short while ago, and today it’s live. It’s part of Jeff’s Green Tip Tuesday series, bringing helpful, environmentally-friendly tidbits to viewers every week. … Continue reading

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Growing Poona Kheera Cucumbers

With Monsanto’s renegade GMO wheat in the news, the importance of growing and preserving heirloom and open pollinated seed is even more evident. Every year we plant and heirloom we’ve never grown, and this year it was the Poona Kheera … Continue reading

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Two-Book Review: Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening & Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook

With fall coming on, it’s time to crack open a new gardening book or two. I recently finished reading these new additions to my library and wanted to share my findings: First, William Moss’ Any Size, Anywhere Edible Gardening, which … Continue reading

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