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Dan will explain the major mistakes to avoid and how to plan and time your plantings so that bedding plants will be ready to transplant at the right time. Along the way, he will provide general background on seeds, and their importance to the food we eat, as well as the way varieties we depend on have been developed over time. Combining hands-on demonstration in his greenhouse and seed starting room with detailed background information, this will give participants a good grounding in how, why and when to start their own seedlings.
Learn: Seeds of Diversity Canada
Join: BPL's Seedy Saturday
Visit: BPL's Seed Library to borrow and donate seeds for your garden or indoor plants
Dan is a seedsman and gardener who makes his home on the coast of Newfoundland. He moved here from British Columbia almost twenty years ago after a career in education and publishing. As founder and manager of Perfectly Perennial Herbs and Seeds (www.perfectlyperennial.ca) he has focused on seeds for perennials and self-seeding annuals that can help rebuild food security for local families and communities. His annual spring workshops on Creating the Year Round Garden and presentations to local groups have been attended by more than 800 people. He now leads the Earth Sheltered Greenhouse Project, with a team building an innovative year-round grow structure at the O'Brien Farm in St. John's to demonstrate the potential for year-round food production. He is also the founder and chairperson of Food Producers Forum, Inc., a provincial non-profit supporting expansion of community-based food production. For information about that, please visit the website: www.foodproducersforum.com.
This program is in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada.
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