Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Origin of Norooz (Iranian New Year)

    Posted on March 22, 2013 by in Spring Planning

    The first day of the Spring is Norooz or the Iranian New Year. It has been thousands of years in the making. About 5000 years ago, the Sumarians developed some of the earliest solar calendars the world has known. The calculated the hours in a day, days in a month, months in a year. Their […]

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  • Seed Library

    Posted on March 20, 2013 by in Organic Gardening

      You probably have heard people use the term ‘seed library‘ and wondered how it works: Is it a public? Is it free? A seed library operates just like your local library, but instead of stocking books it carries vegetable, annual and perennial seeds, at no cost to the borrower. A seed library is a […]

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  • Winter’s Blanket (Mouth of the Fraser)

    Posted on March 3, 2013 by in Introduction

    From The Community City of Richmond Heritage News Winter’s Blanket – by Bardia Khaledi Winter months bring with them many cherished seasonal activities. Contrary to popular belief, winter months are busy times in and around the garden. You can clean up the garden, cutting away the dead and the wasted, tend to your winter crops, […]

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  • At VanDusen Seedy Saturday

    Posted on March 3, 2013 by in Botanical Events

    By the time 10am came around, VanDusen Seedy Saturday was in full swing. With so many friends and comrades to visit with, the event is as much a social event as it is an opportunity to educate folks and share our love for seed saving and growing plants. As usual, I was in good company […]

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