Homeschooling meets sustainable family food gardening in Zone 9b where the last expected date of frost is February 19th. Dirt to Dinner encourages participants to explore food systems (“seed-to-table”) on a local level and also in the context of the politics and environmental impact individual food choices can have.
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Can you please tell me where you got your Ethiopian Brown Berbere seeds from? I’ve been searching for them for a long time now.
I’m afraid I may have purchased this pepper as a seedling. I did save a few seeds though. Would you like to try growing some of them?
I recently purchased a jar of dry Berbere and boy does it pack a punch in terms of heat. The Berbere from Pensky’s had a mixture of various types of peppers – this is defiantly for the heet seeker.
I stumbled across your blog while looking for the Potato Garden link to Crackled Butterball potatoes for a blog post I am writing. How funny to see you buy from the same company and plant some of the same varieties. Growing your own is such a wonderful way to live & eat!
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Thanks for visiting, Barbara. I love your idea of the Three Sisters garden next to the wheat monoculture garden. We are planning to use our light test planting beds as two side-by-side Three Sisters gardens. Which varieties do you plan to use?
Your site is a great resource for starting gardeners and teachers. I am working in the Faculty of Education in Ottawa Ont. (short growing season) and am planting boxes outside the department to raise awareness for young teachers going into the system. This will conctitute my masters thesis, finally.
I would like to link to your site. I am at http://escapelot.wordpress.com
I also work with Canadian Organic Growers and their Growing Up Organic program. We did our “First Youth Farm Apprenticeship Camp” last summer at an organic farm. It was great!
February 19th! How wonderful it must be to have such a long growing season. I’m new to gardening on my own, so I’ll be checking back here for tips!
Fascinating…we would love to get in contact with you to come do a workshop to our community. We have an eco-friendly panel coming up in March but would love to follow it with a preschool garden project with a guest leader if you are interested.