By Colleen Doty, President
Attention all seed savers and farmers: a Mobile Seed Cleaner, operated by Farm-Folk-City-Folk, will be coming to Galiano October 8, 2022 to showcase the possibilities of more efficient seed extraction. Joan Robertson has been busily coordinating to bring the Seed Mobile to Galiano the weekend of October 8, 2022 at the Lions Hall, also the last day of Galiano’s Saturday Market. Stay tuned as details evolve.
For more information on the Mobile Seed Cleaner, see: https://farmfolkcityfolk.ca/bc-seed-security-program/mobile-seed-cleaner.
The Seed Mobile is outfitted with seed cleaning equipment to help farmers save and clean their seeds; it is meant to save time on the oft-tedious tasks of cleaning seeds and allow producers to scale up and increase food security resiliency instead of relying on multi-national seed corporations to provide seed.
On another note, I hope you will be inspired by Francis Moyle’s article this month on Swiss chard and its culinary possibilities. Chard is a versatile vegetable that thrives in our climate and can be cooked variety of ways. When I was the school garden coordinator years ago we made Swiss chard gratin with freshly grated nutmeg, deftly inspired by Huguette, and the kids and staff loved it.
The Seed Library of Galiano is a volunteer-run non-profit society, now in its sixth year, with a mission to preserve and loan organically grown, non-GMO, open-pollinated, locally successful, and genetically diverse seed varieties to the Galiano community. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in some way, please reach out. Many hands bring many seeds. For more information, please see our website at: seedlibrarygaliano.org.