Early Gardening Alert, Plus
-Gardening Seeds are 40% off at Fred Meyers stores and they have the Ed Hume 2010 Moon Sign Gardening Booklet on the Ed Hume seed rack for $1.79. I buy one of these every year and use it as my Gardening 'To-Do' reference guide. Ed Hume seeds are perfect for the Pacific Northwest and very reliable. Here is the link to Ed Hume Non-Hybrid Seeds. http://www.humeseeds.com/openpol.htm I make a purchase list from this page and buy most of my seeds from Fred Meyers. FM usually has them on sale this time of year through February.
-Another great deal is:
http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Free_Seeds.html They have free Heirloom Seeds. Last year they ran out of tomatoes, so you will want to get onto this link asap and choose the ones you would like. You have to go to "Begin Here" and will be taken through a gardening quiz with help along the way. Everyone wins and then you get to print off a sheet to verify that you can answer gardening questions and a sheet for your order. You send these two sheets in along with a B-SASE with 2- first class stamps. Easy and fun. Who doesn't like getting FREE things in the mail, especially gardening things?
-We are in the process of doing a homeschool unit study - FOOD Inc.
I highly recommend everyone to watch this insightful movie. It is available in the library, Netflix, etc. We are now having interesting discussions about food, gardening and raising animals. All of these the children (teenagers), have participated in, but now they are understanding why I have felt the way I do about healthy, clean food. Please watch this movie with your families and talk about it. And decide what you want on your dinner table.