What's Growing in 2022
In 2022 I’ll have two main offerings:
A six-month course to learn and practice the basics of cultivating a care-based relationship with land and plants. Starting in the spring of 2022, we’ll gather every 2 weeks, from April to October, with a vacation break in August, for a total of 11 gatherings.
I’ll be offering the course at two locations:
Sweet William Farm at 139 March Rd in Kanata – Starting April 28th
The Just Food Farm at 2391 Pépin Ct in Blackburn Hamlet – Starting May 5th
Daytime Option: Thursdays from 10:30 to 1:30
Evening Option: Thursdays from 6:00pm until dusk
Spring Plant Sale
Despite the last-minute nature of the 2021 micro-nursery project, the sale of very young native plant seedlings was a success so I’ve decided to expand the project for 2022.
The seeds are sorted, some are outdoors in pots, going through mother nature’s stratification process, others are in the refrigerator, going through a slightly more controlled stratification process and some sill be planted a bit closer to spring.
I’ll be seeding over 150 species and I expect that 100 to 120 of them will be available as plug-tray sized seedlings for the May sale.
You can find more about the micro-nursery project on my blog (including a link to a tentative species list) and I’ll be opening the online store for pickup orders (I don’t ship) in early May. Between now and then, you can follow the Winter of Native Plants photo series on the A Cultivated Art Facebook page, where I’ll also post updates and baby plant photos as seeds begin to germinate in March.