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Dan RubinSince moving to Newfoundland from the West Coast of Canada, Dan Rubin has spent the past twenty years figuring out how to grow food, herbs and flowers in our challenging climate. Using raised beds, building structures to protect against wind and cold, carefully selecting for locally adapted varieties and creating rich, organic soil, he has managed to grow corn, artichokes, grapes and peaches as well as more traditional crops. As founder of Perfectly Perennial Herbs and Seeds, he has offered annual workshops on Creating the Year Round Garden attended (so far) by more than 800 people. He loves sharing what he has learned with other gardeners and growers because he is always learning from them.

 

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Planting The Seeds Of Food Security

Dan Rubin describes how he is growing food and extending the growing season using simple techniques in his backyard garden in Pouch Cove in this interview with an intern from ……

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Ten Canadian Seed Sources

Our wonderful Canadian public broadcaster CBC has recently posted a list of ten Canadian seed companies.  For the full list of almost one hundred, visit www.seeds.ca, but here is a darned ……

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Heirloom Seeds

Humans have been growing and gathering food for millennia. During this time we have learned how to save seeds each season and replant them the following year. By doing this, ……

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What is a seed?

At some point in the evolution of life on earth, plants discovered sex. This may sound mysterious and exciting but, simply put, the ability to mix and match genes allowed ……

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