The Common Wealth Seed Library is up and running at last!!! This project, a joint effort by Casey at Earthly Delights Farm and Carrie Jones of Draggin’ Wing Farm here in Boise, helps to grow our common wealth–locally-adapted seeds!!!!–for our members. Members check out seeds through the library, grow the crops in their gardens, and return seed at the end of the year. For more information about this exciting project, check out www.commonwealthseedlibrary.com.
We’re thrilled to announce that we saved over 80 varieties of seeds this year, and are offering 65 of them for sale! Seeds are available at the North End Organic Nursery, Edwards Greenhouse, and a limited selection at the Boise Co-op. You will also be able to purchase seeds directly through our website by the end of the winter! Yippee!!!
The 2013 Calendar gives tips on seed saving this year, along with all the other great gardening how-to info! They’re available at Edwards Greenhouse, the North End Nursery, and Bricolage.
Thanks for supporting the farm this year!
The internship has been a life-changing event for me, especially being lucky enough to do it twice! It has changed the way I think about and see the world. The skills I have gained, the knowledge of how to grow food and the friends I have made all have made me a different person. Thanks Casey!!!!!!!!!!!
As with anything in life, it’s the journey that matters. The farm is a beautiful place because it is a canvas where you get to play with and learn from the most real teachers in the universe.. time, weather, and good company. The experiences are multifaceted. There are times where you feel on top of the world covered in horse crap, or with your fingers so cold you can’t feel them anymore. You get to experience the loss in death, and appreciate the aesthetics in color and flavor, smell and texture, the allbeit “taboo” subject of sex, which drives the creative engines of this living planet. My advice would be to eat a good breakfast, bring layers, good shoes, and don’t be afraid of the future, because as farmers, or earth lovers or whatever, your ride is about hope… you trust that the seeds you plant, physically and symbolically, have this crazy infinite potential in them.
For my funny, more detailed personal review visit : Internship Review
You are making a big commitment to yourself, the farm, the CSA members, the future of our local seed + food movement. In order to get the best results, know that your attendance + dedication is very important to this internship. It is a lot of fun but it is a lot of hard work + provokes many o’ thoughts + ideas. This internship was one of the most influential, life-changing, positive experience I’ve ever taken part in. Stick with it, put your work in + you will get a lot out of this amazing internship.
Seedy Confessions: Birthing of a Seed Freak – Northwest Food News
Farmer Mentor Spotlight: Beth Rasgorshek, Canyon Bounty Farm – Northwest Food News
The Tree Down the Street–A Poem – Northwest Food News
Get ready to work hard, in the hot and the cold and the stinky and the glorious and learn about the world around you and our basic connections to it.