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Eco survival week at UC

A quick message about Eco Survival Week on campus from the 11-15 October. Check out the awesome events and hop along to some if you have time. There are so many amazing events I’d love to get involved in but since two of my papers didn’t get offered formal extensions, I need to get myself into writing mode!

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Heirloom & organic seeds on Etsy

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I only just discovered that Etsy, home to hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world selling handmade items, had a seeds category. There are some interesting heirloom varieties that you’d not otherwise be able to find (I like “myvictorygarden‘s” selection), and many more organic options than your local garden shop would usually have (although Kings Seeds has a pretty good organics selection). Unlike buying other things online, however, the shipping for these babies is usually very affordable.

Start planning what to plant for spring now, and you’ll be far more prepared when the planting season hits!

Note: the above image is not actually from Etsy, but is called “Magenta Spreen Lamb’s Quarters,” and was taken at the community garden at the University of Canterbury. It tasted (and looked) fantastic in a salad with salted duck eggs and fresh cherry tomatoes…I miss Summer 😦

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