Saturday, March 12, 2011

happy spring + worm moon

Worm Moon, Super Moon, Crow Moon, Vernal Equinox = Spring! The days are now longer than the nights, we've tipped happily over into the growing season of lush fertility.

We're in the April issue of Sunset Magazine with Nellie! One perfect day in Portland's Sellwood neighborhood and we also wrote an article in People's Co-op's Grassroots Newsletter - Livestock & Planting Remedies to Soothe Your Spring Fever - free copies at People's and online in the future.

BOOKS: Big order just came in, a couple more publishers enroute. New books that are here: The Backyard Goat, Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs, Bountiful Container, Carrots Love Tomatoes, Chefs on the Farm, Crafty Mama, Eat Where You Live, Edible Front Yard, Edible Heirlooms, Food Lover's Garden, Garden Stickers!, Garden Wisdom & Know-How, Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes, Happy Hooker Crochets, NY Times 1,000 Gardening Questions & Answers, One Magic Square, Roses Love Garlic, Seedheads in the Garden, Sew Everything Workshop, Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, Taming the Truffle: History, Urban Pantry, Weedless Gardening and Your Farm in the City - by Lisa Taylor & Seattle Tilth (both co-authors of the fabulous Maritime Gardening Guide) and more, plus stocked back up with more livestock books and other favorites!

PLANTS! We have LOTS of delicious vegetable, herb and flower starts from a number of great growers, along with a beautiful selection of flowering and fruiting bushes, vines and trees from One Green World.

SEEDS: So many delicious varieties in stock on our quilt of seeds wall... and any others we can order for you each week, too.

SURVEY: National Young Farmer's Coalition! All ye farmers - influence the next Farm Bill by taking this very quick survey in partnership with the Greenhorns and BeginningFarmers.org. Help them get 1,500+ responses. NYFC focuses on policy change, farmer-farmer learning and farmer network building. Check out their Farm Hack: DIY Tool Blog, too!

BEES: We have another excellent Beekeeping Workshop on Top Bar and Warre Hives this Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the shop, taught by Matt Reed of Bee Thinking. Sign up in advance online on their website and save $5.