Sustainable Connections wrote a sweet article for their April newsletter about us Pollen Folly Farm. You can check out the article at https://sustainableconnections.org/pollen-folly-farm/
Join Pollen Folly Farm this Saturday March 17th, at the Farm Fresh CSA Fair. We’ll be hanging out at the Bellingham Farmers Market.
What an amazing day with Common Threads! These phenomenal educators came out to the farm for an educational garden work party. We built a new raspberry trellis and transplanted raspberries and strawberries. After working up a good appetite we enjoyed homemade tamales filled with braised pasture pork and sweet squash.
Look who came to visit today. What an amazing bird, he looked like he was sitting a top a totem pole from faraway.
A quick note about Seed Savers Exchange:
They are a non-profit organization based near Decorah, Iowa, they preserves heirloom plant varieties through regeneration, distribution and seed exchange. “We takes threats to biodiversity seriously. We maintain a collection of more than 20,000 heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and plant varieties, including over 1,000 varieties of heritage apple trees. We take great care to ensure the health and viability of our collection for generations of growers to come. We keep the bulk of our collection in an underground freezer vault at Heritage Farm.
“Each year, we grow out select varieties in gardens at Heritage Farm to refresh our seed supply. To maintain accurate records of each variety’s traits, our Evaluation Team grows out other varieties and keeps careful track of them, updating descriptions, and checking for inconsistencies. Our seed historian researches the story of each variety, documenting its history and the lives of the people who brought it to our collection.”
At Pollen Folly Farm we believe in preserving plant diversity and heritage breeds for future generations, Seed Savers Exchange helps us in achieving this goal.
More seeds arrived today!! With such a warm February it will be time to get starts going shortly. ~
Egg production has finally started to pick back up!
Seeds have started to arrive!! We are so looking forward to the 2018-growing season. ~