This past weekend I had the good fortune to be able to attend a seed saving workshop hosted by Dan Jason of Fitz-Roy Farms / Salt Spring Seeds. The workshop was not only informative but also a pleasant experience wandering around the farm with Dan and his workshop participants. There was a healthy range of ages and everyone was glad to learn new techniques for harvesting and saving seeds.
The best way to preserve seeds is to keep growing the plants that they come from! Salt Spring Seeds is part of a growing network of independent growers who keep heritage and organic seed crops thriving.
Check out www.saltspringseeds.com
for more info!
Our annual Fall Fair was a resounding success this year with may happy locals and visitors attending. There is always a happy, family oriented feel about the Fair and with sunny skies and warm temperatures it was especially apparent this year…so much positive energy!
The volunteers put on quite a spread and the grounds were well organized and clean throughout the two day event. My favourite part of the Fair is sampling the various pies made by the Lady’s Auxiliary that makes upwards of 400 delicious pies each year. The sheep dog demos are a highlight as well.
If you ever get the chance, come over to the island to enjoy the Fair! Well worth the trip…
As the glorious summer winds down, I begin to see the first indications that fall is just around the corner: a slight chill to the air, birds finishing their cycles before beginning their migrations south, bountiful produce at the local markets and, of course, the kids all heading back to school (the village is much quieter as a result!).
At the end of August we witnessed our last Blue Moon until 2015 and it arrived in spectacular fashion on a clear, cool evening just as the sun was setting. The Tuesday Farmers Market is thriving with more farmers setting up than ever before: a truly inspiring sight! And in the garden the flowers continue to bloom and I have been exploring their forms in B&W through the digital medium…now that I have packed up my darkroom for good, I don’t have a choice in the matter!
Check my Recent page
as well as B&W digital
for new works.