Spring Gillard

Creative Clusters

Tom Stearns is coming to Vernon, BC. He’s one of my heroes. If you don’t know him, you’re about to hear who he is. He’s the owner of High Mowing Organic Seeds and one of the residents of Hardwick, Vermont who helped to save their town by focusing on the local food system. Or as […]

Addicted to Farmers’ Markets

Just back from the Okanagan. I spent nearly two weeks of the summer “at home”. I still call it that because my folks and now both my brothers live there, as well as my adorable, precocious five-year old nephew. It was a fruitful time. Although it is now clear that I am certifiably addicted to […]

Return of the Pocket Market

Our first pocket market in August was a resounding success. Several seniors arrived early, patiently awaiting the fresh fruit and veggie market opening. Meanwhile we were scrambling to get everything set up, priced and artistically displayed. We had a beautiful array of fruit and veggies laid out on two big tables. There were golden plums […]

Compost in a Carport

Well, I’m at it again. Another compost workshop. This time in an undisclosed carport somewhere in Dunbar. The secret location will only be given upon registration. Not only will we be protected from the elements, but we will have light in these darkening days of summer.

Many people don’t have yard space for a composter […]