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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Five Loaves Farm and Territorial Seeds

You remember how the little boy gave Jesus 5 loaves of bread and two fish? Jesus blessed the food and when the disciples distributed it, it fed thousands of people, with leftovers! That's what 5 Loaves Farm in Lynden is doing...and just as in the ancient story, the loaves are multiplying! What started as one garden has become three! This year I am purchasing a 10 x 20 foot plot at the Methodist Church and will do the bulk of my veggie garden there. A portion of my harvest will go to the local foodbank, and the rest will be enjoyed by my family and friends. Thought you might enjoy viewing a little video clip about 5 Loaves...


AND...thanks to a tip from Alyce (the lady in the video), I found Territorial Seed Company. They even have a virtual garden planner! Here's my plan. All of my seeds will be heirloom (naturally); and I'm experimenting with companion gardening, which is planting items next to one another for maximum benefit. For example, the marigolds and the dukat dill will repel pests from my cabbage and onions. The spinach is tucked between the pole beans and the peas because they will cast shadows over the spinach, which doesn't like blazing sun. Nasturtiums are planted between the cukes and the squash to repel insects. And the sunflowers attract bees! That's the theory anyhow. And of course the weather has to cooperate...that's always iffy around our parts. Stay tuned for updates!


joanne said...

I am going to check them out...thanks for the link and happy planning.

olddog said...

Sounds like a great plan. perhaps this idea will spread as the victory gardens did during world war II

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow that is so awesome!! I pray that you have an abundant harvest this season!!


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