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Growing sweetie tomatoes with growing minds
August 17, 2015
Growing sweetie tomatoes with growing minds

The Heirloom Seed Sanctuary gets a Queen’s student for community practicum most years and it’s such a pleasure to work with educators who see the value of seeds and passing on this wisdom to the children they teach. This spring, we had the great pleasure of hosting Darrell Maw, Queen’s University Outdoor Experiential Education student.

Cate Henderson and the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary featured on CFRC 101.9FM
July 24, 2015
Cate Henderson and the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary featured on CFRC 101.9FM

Listen to the interview with Cate Henderson on CFRC 101.9FM Queens radio.

Look to the seed – a spirits-up ecology story
September 3, 2014
Look to the seed – a spirits-up ecology story

The theme of a recent workshop was “Abundance: out of scarcity through the lens of Providence,” a title to which I was drawn, since I live in a culture of scarcity, but my reality out in the fields is one of abundance.

The business of rest
April 7, 2014
The business of rest

The idea of rest is somewhat deceiving. We know as human beings that when we sleep we appear to others to be resting, to be immobile and still. But we also know that, in fact, our minds can be quite busy as we sleep – sometimes living a whole other life in a dreaming world of our own imagination and doing much of our best neurological processing of information.

The perfect garden plan
April 7, 2014
The perfect garden plan

Many gardeners enjoy planning their gardens over the winter time, as it means dreaming of all the beautiful flowers and delicious, perfect veggies they can grow. In the planning stage, no pests come to chew on leaves, no drought makes plants droopy, and no worries of poor pollination need apply. The perfect garden of the imagination is all there is!

Planting peas in April
May 3, 2013
Planting peas in April

Peas are a lovely cool-weather crop, one of the first seeds to actually be planted in the soil of the gardens, even when it is still too cold for most vegetables. One of the pea varieties is called Champion of England. What a glorious name!

You say tomato, I say heirloom
November 20, 2012
You say tomato, I say heirloom

What’s the difference between heirloom and commercially-produced tomatoes?

Flavour tops the list. Just ask any of the 150 tomato tasters attending this year’s popular Heirloom Tomato Day at Providence Motherhouse in late August.

Seedy Saturday 2012
April 30, 2012
Seedy Saturday 2012

Syrup, seeds and bees, oh my!

Spring Equinox
April 30, 2012
Spring Equinox

Seed savers Cate Henderson and Sister of Providence Shirley Morris led the group in song, prayer and reflection.

Heirloom Seed Sanctuary
March 13, 2012
Heirloom Seed Sanctuary

The Heirloom Seed Sanctuary is participating in a unique Kingston project that encourages farmers and gardeners to grow an extra row of food to donate to emergency meal programs.

It’s called Grow a Row, organized by Kingston community food group Loving Spoonful.

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Providence Motherhouse

1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4

613-544-4525
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