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Kelsey Fast
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Grow Write Guild No. 12 - Fall is Here
Temperatures falling Colours change to red and orange Autumn approaches. '
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Getting to The Heart of the Matter
In the course of my gardening and foraging journey I often find myself in conversation with people who are curious about what I do, and why I do it.  People are interested these days in what it looks like to get back to to the land, and to rediscover tradit...
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July Harvest Totals
August Harvest Totals Asterisk denotes foraged harvest (in the wilderness or the neighbourhood). *Arnica: 55 g Basil: 6 g Beets (Chioggia): 42 g Buckwheat: 23 g Carrots (Danvers): 864 g Chamomile: 17 g Garlic Scapes: 9 g Lemon Balm: 12 g Lettuce (Drunken Wo...
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Road Tripping and Cloth Diapering
This is not my usual topic for this blog, but today I wanted to talk a little bit about cloth diapers.  Yup.      If you think about it, this is not as off topic as it might seem.  I care about the earth and care to continue my foraging, and gardening for m...
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Foraging for Saskatoons and a Pie!
This is one of those posts that has been sitting in the queue for quite a while stamped as "draft".  I've waited so long to finish it up that I don't even know if anyone has Saskatoons left that they can forage!  I think it is this terrible weather getting ...
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Flower Foraging and How to Make a Salve For Bumps and Burns
Something I have been expanding on in my foraging repertoire this year is the amount of flowers (edible or medicinal) that I collect.  I have been reading a lot about the benefits of flowers like yarrow, red clover, arnica, and even daisies, and have been m...
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June Harvest Totals
June Harvest Totals Asterisk denotes foraged harvests. *Asparagus: 2643 g Basil (Thai): 31 g Beets (Chioggia): 29 g Carrots (Danvers): 47 g Chamomile: 19 g *Daisies: 51 g Dill: 6 g Evergreen Tips: 47 g Haskap Berries: 61 g Lemon Balm: 12 g Lettuce (Drunken ...
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Tea from the Garden - With Instructions for Oolong and Bancha Hojicha
I have always been interested in the idea of growing everything I might want to use.  My goal is to someday have a few acres, and try to produce at least all our fruits and vegetables.  It's a lofty goal, but I like having something to aim for.  Part of the...
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April and May Harvest Totals
April and May Harvest Totals Beet Greens: 12 g Camellia Sinensis: 146 g Chamomile: 1 g Dandelion Flowers: 14 g Dandelion Greens: 200 g Green Garlic: 13 g Pea Shoots: 9 g Rosemary: 16 g Tarragon: 12 g Wild Asparagus: 2618 g Wild Yarrow: 65 g TOTAL: 3.106 kg ...
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Make it Mondays - Makeshift Workshops!
Something rather special has moved into my neighbourhood, and I really want to tell you all about it. For the past several months  MakeShift  (Brianne Sheppard and Calli Duncan) has been running these incredible DIY workshops.  Topics range from weaving to ...
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