Monthly Archives: January 2013

Felix Gillet – Plant Superhero

I recently became aware of Felix Gillet, a pioneer nurseryman and all-around fruit and nut tree superhero who did much of his work in Nevada City, not far from my neck of the woods. Felix Gillet (born March 25, 1835, … Continue reading

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A Seed Library, Andean Vegetables, and How To Fold a Seed Bindle

At Bootjack Garden, a fantastic blog about a garden not so far from my own (~146 miles south and east, near Yosemite), Katie recently posted about the idea of seed libraries, and I was immediately inspired to see about getting … Continue reading

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Almonds and Guavas and Figs

It’s been quiet out in the garden and the food forest.  In the words of Ben Lee, a lot goes on but nothing happens.  This winter has been an unusual one, with weeks and weeks of clear, bitterly cold days … Continue reading

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