Great gardens start with soil but many of us don't know enough about the incredible resource beneath our feet to be able to help our gardens thrive. Join FSN for two upcoming educational teleconferences all about soil! Part 1: Understanding Soil (Jan 22) and Part 2: Building Great Garden Soil (Jan 28). Register soon to save your spot on the line. These sessions will inspire you to plan your garden this winter and make 2015 your best growing season yet!
Like a lot of skills related to local food, seed saving is an old idea that's deservedly getting lots of new attention. Saving seeds from your home or community garden makes sense for a lot of reasons and we want to convince you to give it a try. People are starting to get excited, daydreaming about the growing season and perusing seed catalogues, and we recommend that you read up a bit on seed saving and then factor that into your garden plans and seed purchases this year.
After learning of edible lupin varieties, edible and high protein cousins of our native lupin - I thought I was onto the next big thing on the island. After all, lupins grow like crazy all over the island and locally grown vegetable protein sources are hard to come by. Next I had dreams of George Washington Carver-like innovations - filling the shelves with home grown lupin bars, lupin hummus, vegan dog-foods and maybe shampoos