Thank Goodness For…

...my arborist-partner-in-crime who is meticulously tending 250 nut trees while I get completely caught up in sweet peas, peonies and weeds this week. We have the BEST games of 'path tag' in the evenings that result in high pitched screams of delight as the kids try to stay out of the tall grass. Pre-summer bliss despite… Continue reading Thank Goodness For…

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Peonies and Lilacs

Happy Mother's Day to all the adoptive and foster mums in our world and a special thanks to our mums for all you do...

Happy Earth Day!

Thank goodness we live in a part of the world where on April 22nd, it is not too cold to put our hands in the dirt or noses into a bucket of fragrant cherry blossoms and luscious tulips! Hope you are celebrating Earth Day with nature's bounty at your finger tips...

Our new ‘slow flower’ campaign…

Hot on the heels of the slow food movement is the slow flower movement. Today's conventionally bought flowers don't grow in natural soil, don't see the sun and aren't visited by bees and butterflies. To help shift local consumer awareness and attitudes towards the brutal realities of the cut flower industry we developed this poster… Continue reading Our new ‘slow flower’ campaign…

Introductory Video

We've posted two introductory videos on Youtube for our three-part series which will detail the nut trees, alley cropping and silvopasture components of our agroforestry demonstration project: http://www.youtube.com/user/weedpatchfarm/videos Stay tuned in late November for the other installments featuring the goofy characters that call this farm home. In the meantime I'm off to a small scale organic flower farming workshop… Continue reading Introductory Video

Join Us!

Join Just Another Weed Patch Farm on Saturday October 19th from 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm  on lovely Gabriola Island for an afternoon site visit and in depth presentation on the successes and challenges of our Agroforestry Demonstration Project! Registration is free by emailing weedpatch@telus.net  Nutty, light refreshments will be provided. Spaces are limited! If you… Continue reading Join Us!

How Sweet It Is!

Another lovely harvest of garden honey! Every year we learn more and more about the challenges of beekeeping on the 'wet coast' and are oh-so-grateful for the opportunity to enjoy the liquid gold. The honey bees take our property's flora and bottle the goodness for us. How sweet is that?