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Posted in Events | Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Come in and see the newest addition to our shop. They’re cute, fuzzy, and really noisy.
This week (April 17) we have Black Australorp and Buff Orpington Pullets, Wellsummers, Gold Laced Wyandotts, Silver Laced Wyandotts, and White Rocks. All chicks (1 to 4 weeks) are $4.95 and pullets from 5 – 9 weeks are $10.95. Come in and pick out your new egg-layers. We have all the supplies you need: feeders, founts, chick starter, heat lamps, wood shavings, and more.
Never raised city chickens before? Come join Michelle Koeppe on Thursday, April 26 for her informative class “Keeping City Chickens”. Call for a reservation. The class is $10 and includes all materials.
Interested in chickens but would rather start with pullets? Join us the second Saturday of every month (March through August) for Pullet Days. Local farmers Chris Chulos and Michelle Koeppe will bring a variety of standard and banty pullets for you to take home.
Posted in Events | Sunday, July 10th, 2011
It’s reassuring to know that somewhere in the arctic tundra, tucked safely in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault are thousands of seeds ready to share their genetic wealth when the world needs it. I shudder to think of the numbers of native varieties of plants that have become extinct over the years; our genetic diversification becoming that much more narrow. And as important as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the National Plant Germplasm System, and other seed saving systems are, what’s most important is that we, as individuals, start taking the initiative to fight the further loss of genetic diversification.
It sounds like a daunting task, and in a way it really is. But, when everyone works together, it can be easy and fun. It can be a Seed Exchange! So we’re calling on all gardeners and farmers to start saving your seeds to share with others. Here’s how it works: we provide the materials and space, and you provide the genetic diversification.
Beginning in August, we will have a table set up in the garage with various jars, envelopes, bags, labels, spoons, and markers. For those who are new to the art of seed saving, there will be a couple of guides to explain proper seed collection, cleaning, and storage. If you have an abundance of rare, heirloom, or open pollinated seeds, bring some in to share with others. If you are looking for some seeds to plant in your own garden, come in and take what you need. It’s all free and it’s a great way to expand your garden selection and meet your neighbors. In other words, it’s a win-win.