Fertig’s new poems

“Poet, publisher and long-time supporter of the writing community, Salt Spring Island-based Mona Fertig (left) has released her first collection of poems in 14 years.” FULL STORY


The importance of pulses and seeds

March 04th, 2020

Dan Jason, known for popularizing beans as an important North American diet choice has written a new guide, Saving Seeds: A Home Gardener’s Guide to Preserving Plant Biodiversity (Harbour $14.95). It promotes the household production of seeds as a way to regain power over biodiversity from big industrial companies that have replaced heirloom varieties with genetic engineering and expensive trademarks. This corporate attack on biodiversity can be challenged by returning to the centuries-old tradition of farmers and communities saving seed stocks. Over half of Canadian households grow fruits, herbs, vegetables or flowers for personal use according to Stats Can. Each of these home gardens has the potential to become seed savers. But they have to let some of the plants go to seed, and harvest and preserve them. Saving Seeds is a call to help ensure a more secure future for seeds and our food security. Jason lives on Salt Spring Island where he founded a mail-order seed company. He has written many popular books including The Power of Pulses (D&M 2016). 978-1-55017-900-2 Saving Seeds
978-1-77162-102-1 The Power of Pulses

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