Heirloom Seed Sanctuary stories

Seedy Saturday 2016 was record-breaking

Seedy Saturday 2016 was record-breaking

Photo: Andreas FrantzeskosEvery year Seedy Saturday gets bigger but this March, it got huge. More than 600 took part in the one-day seedfest that is sponsored in part by the Sisters of Providence — and held at the perfect time, as winter is still hanging on and the...

Weather issues more abundant than crops

Weather issues more abundant than crops

BY GARDENER CATE HENDERSON This year’s growing season brought far more climatic challenges than we like to see, although it’s easy to forget that fact when enjoying such ideal conditions at the moment. It’s easy to forget that what we actually experienced was as...

The best Saturday in the year?!

The best Saturday in the year?!

BY CATE HENDERSON Kingston Seedy Saturday is upon us, and for those of us who grow at least some of our own food, March 14 is a very exciting day! Seedy Saturday, this year held at LCVI High School, is the place to go to trade seeds, find out what seeds your...

The perfect garden plan

The perfect garden plan

Cate Henderson works up the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary's annual garden planBY CATE HENDERSON 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...

The business of rest

The business of rest

BY CATE HENDERSON 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...