SEEDY SATURDAY 2022 - GUEST SPEAKERS RECORDINGS

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All event recordings of the 2022 Denman Island Seedy Saturday will be posted. Enjoy!

We trust you are enjoying the 2022 series. Please consider contributing to the D. I. Growers and Producers Alliance so we can continue our programing into Spring and Summer. Donate here!!!

Plan B(ean) - February 12, 2022

Plan B(ean) was born in 2019 with a conversation about how to respond collectively and joyfully to the challenging times ahead, as Plan “A” (business as usual) is clearly not working. Inspired by Dan Jason’s book and talk on “The Power of Pulses,” five (so far) experienced gardeners formed and launched an island-based collective with the goal of growing trials of various pulses under local conditions. Can we grow enough to supply our families and (hopefully) even more? We will discuss our project including selecting best-suited varieties, irrigation, enhancing soil quality, planting with an inoculant, mulching and experimenting with trellising. (denmanislandclimateaction.ca/action-areas/plan-bean)
See Video Recording Here

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Interactive Fruit Tree Pruning Webinar with Kate Janeway - February 5, 2022

Kate Janeway of Denman Island Heritage Apples will discuss fruit tree pruning techniques. This interactive presentation will cover some of the classic pruning guidelines for fruit trees such as apples, pears, and plums.  The session will focus on practical application of pruning knowledge and webinar participants are encouraged to submit a photo during the session of one of their own trees. The group will discuss where to make specific pruning cuts and the rationale for those decisions, providing a template for you to confidently prune on your own! Denman Island Heritage Apples is a small-scale fruit tree nursery that specializes in saving and propagating traditional varieties of apple and pear trees. Kate’s knowledge base and services include orchard design and maintenance, nursery trees, and juice pressing. (denmanapple.ca) See Video Recording of Session

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Making the Case for Nuts in an Age of Climate Catastrophe

January 29, 10 am

Dylan Gale and Nick Montgomery of Nutcase Nursery are on a mission to get people to plant more nut trees. Join them to learn about how nut trees can be an empowering response to climate catastrophe, helping make our gardens, farms, and food systems more resilient. They will be sharing their nutty ideas about why we should grow more nuts, what nuts to grow and how to maximize yield with minimal effort. (nutcasenursery.com)

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