Everyone who walks by the farm comments on the strawberry pipes. “Whatcha growin in there?”, “When are the strawberries going to be ready?”, “What? You’re growing something in there? Is it even going to work?”. People have even called us to ask about the pipes.

Well folks, it works alright, and look at what’s coming out of them!

You may have also noticed that our flowers have been blooming. I have been harvesting dark sunflowers, Dahlias and Nigella and delivering them on my bike for Olla Flowers. And as farmer Donna says, if they fall en route, at least it will be a beautiful spectacle! Here’s a glance at the gorgeous flowers…

And for those you mystified by winter gardening, Freshroots will be at their Richmond plot, Saturday August 13th, teaching people how transplant winter food crops, prepping beds and sowing cover crops. Bring your rubber boots and have fun!

In international news, some of you may have seen this, but for those of you who haven’t, it looks like we Vancouverites aren’t the only ones worried about where food comes from and trying to grow what we can. Big food scares have gotten some of the wealthy Chinese in Beijing to start farming their own food. 

And finally, would you have a problem if an ex-con baked your birthday cake? In Berkley, California, The Bread Project  is doing just that and much more.


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