Posts Tagged ‘Chautauqua’

The last couple of days have felt like fall here on the pacific coast. The Seed Library is staged in Bolinas just 26 miles north of San Francisco, a few miles off  highway 1 at the southern tip of Pt Reyes National Seashore. Just days before the full moon we have planted three types of broccoli, cabbage, peas  and a variety lettuce in the garden. A welcome grounding in the buildup to November 13th~ The 3rd Annual Seed Library’s Fundraiser: Chautauqua Seed Fest & Revue. Excitement and a collaboration is germinating. We had a couple of tables and display at the Bioneers seed swap last saturday. Gave hundreds of seeds away and collected a few. We are expecting many local seed saving, agricultural and permaculture groups to hold space at the seed swap~ Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, Regenerative Design Institute, Sustainable Fairfax, and several Bay Area seed libraries.

Today, Thursday 21st is a leaf day in the Biodynamic System of agriculture. Though the broccoli we are planting is a ‘flower’ crop we use the suggestions as that, and hope for the best! I am saving a few starts to plant on the next flower day (a week from today! hope they live that long) to see if there is a noticeable difference. will post photos this evening. I consult my paper calendar, i was just shown this site which has lunar planting days listed form a number of perspectives. if you use it, please share your experience.


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