We love Weeds + Seeds! If you have looked around our yard (and maybe yours too) at this time of year, you will have noticed lots of weeds...and lots of seeds... Yes, we do have a young baby here so the garden has not had the weeding attention it usually gets, and some of these weeds are certainly not growing here by our intention. However, many of the so-called weeds in our garden are wonderful plants that we welcome, for food and medicine, for wildlife, for pollinators, for ground cover, for nutrients they bring to the soil, for health in our compost pile, and so on. And many of our plants are let go to seed, so we can save these seeds for planting next season's garden, and to let stand all winter as forage for birds.
How to learn more? Here at Little City Farm we love weeds + seeds so much that we offer classes on this topic every fall! If you want to learn more about the benefits of cultivating, using and eating "weeds" - join us on Sept 19 for our Fall Wild Edibles Foraging workshop. If you want to learn more about how and why to save your own seeds, join us for the annual Seed Saving workshop here on Sept 12. Join the I Am A Seed Saver campaign organized by USC Canada - learn more here! More details on these exciting Weeds + Seeds classes at Little City Farm. Please register in advance for these classes.