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Extending the Season & Growing the Harvest

Panel Discussion: How can we increase the availability of local food while supporting farmers and business in the region??

Special thanks to Martin Oates, Lisa Dixon & Lee Galley for the lively debate and discussion & information

Extending the Season & Growing the Harvest

Here are some photos from the Wildcrafting & Herbal Medicine Workshop presented by Anna Petry of Deep Roots Farms

Extending the Season & Growing the Harvest

Some photos of the Canning & Preserving Workshop presented by Peggy Baillie of Local Table Catering

up to my elbows in rotting tomatoes!!

pictorial step by step guide to saving your own tomato seeds

(1) select ripe, healthy tomatoes, cut in half horizontally

(2) squeeze out all guts into a jar, set aside

(3) let the 'tomato goo' ferment for three- five days (dependent on weather). wait for a layer of mould to form on top

(4) once fermentation has occured, add water to jar. the seeds will sink and the 'goo' will float

(5) you may want to do this step a few times. slowly pour rotten elements from the top, add more water, repeat until only seeds and water remain in the jar

(6) strain seeds. seperate from water. rinse

(7) let seeds dry on a screen for a week or more.
you can then store them for the winter in an envelope. keep in a dark, dry and cool place . . . .

Wondering What Variety Your Tomatoes Are?

loads of cherries. bottom row from right to left
una heart stock. green grape. isis candy. yellow pear. black cherry

striped cavern

allegory sunset

white queen & hillbilly

yellow pear & costoluto genovese

black seaman

black krim

black russian

purple cherokee

green grape

from top. green grape. striped cavern. yellow taxi


Tomato Season- At Last

After months of talking to people about seeds & seedlings.

and months more of tending to my plants

the harvest has come.

tomatoes once again, as always capture my eyes with there beauty

they beg to be photographed all over my house

Its the most wonderful time of the year . . .

that glorious time of the year