Don't Miss SEED: The Untold Story - Screening and Discussion

Published on 2017-01-24 in Garden Community

January is in full swing and as we head into February we have some incredible SCG events right around the corner that we don't want you to miss. You've probably seen our Facebook event for our upcoming showing of SEED: The Untold Story in partnership with The Moxie Cinema but just in case you missed it, here's the LINK!

SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

Join us after the screening for more discussion over specialty cocktails and local craft brews at Skinny Slim's Public House!

This event is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7pm.

In other news! Our Spring Fever Workday at our SCG Market Garden was today, January 24th! We're still in the heart of winter but we're already preparing the soil for spring. SCG Researcher Sandra Stangroom offers some great advice for attracting earthworms that can eat their weight in organic matter and soil each day creating nutrient rich castings. Earthworms are helpful in creating humus which holds vital nutrients in place for plant growth and use.

Sandra suggests:

Attract and feed earthworms in the garden by burying compost slurry in the soil.

(1) Using an old Blender, Food Processor or sharp Knife, chop RINSED Vegetable and Fruit Peels into very small pieces. (Do not use citrus rinds.)

(2) Add leftover Coffee Grounds and a little Water to keep the mixture moist.

(3) Dig small 8"- deep holes, in the garden, to pour the Compost Slurry in.

(4) Fill holes about half way and cover well with soil.

Use the winter months wisely and provide extra food for the earthworms in your garden. By planting season, your garden soil will be in better condition and the earthworms more numerous.

Happy Gardening!