Local Quadra Island Resources

Gabbing About Gardening is hosted by local gardener extraordinaire Lucretia Schanfarber.  It is a Zoom Call, YouTube Channel, Facebook Group, Radio Show, and Podcast!

The Quadra Island Climate Action Network (ICAN) is a group that was revived in 2020 and it has various food security projects happening, among other things.

LOCAL GARDEN CENTRES

On Root Garden Centre (Quadra Island)

Campbell River Garden Centre

Green Thumb Garden Centre (Nanaimo)

Every gardener has a list of books, authors and teachers that we have grown to love and depend upon for continuing inspiration and up-to-date information. Here are just a few of ours to get you started! Please Contact Us (see bottom of page) to add your own faves to this constantly growing list.

People of interest

MICHAEL POLLAN

https://michaelpollan.com/tag/gardening/

GRACE GERSHUNY

http://www.organic-revolutionary.com/books

MASANOBU FUKUOKA

https://onestrawrevolution.net/

JOSEPH C. JENKINS

http://humanurehandbook.com/

WENDELL BERRY

http://wendellberrybooks.com/

CHARLES DOWDING
https://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/

RACHEL CARSON
http://www.rachelcarson.org/

Topics of interest

GARDENING BY THE MOON

https://www.gardeningbythemoon.com/moon-phase-gardening/

BC FOOD SECURITY:

https://bcfoodsecuritygateway.ca/

CANADA FOOD SECURITY:

https://foodsecurecanada.org/

WATER CONSERVATON/SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING:

http://www.sliv.ca/research/droughts-floods/

WEEDS

http://www.sliv.ca/weeds/

EDIBLE FOREST GARDENING

http://www.edibleforestgardens.com/about_gardening

HUMANURE

http://humanurehandbook.com/

INSECTS

www.lindagilkeson.com

SEED-SAVING

www.seedsavers.org

PESTICIDE EDUCATION

davidsuzuki.org/project/pesticides/

POLLINATORS

www.cwf-fcf.org/en/resources/encyclopedias/fauna/explore-our-pollinators.html

CANADIAN-BASED SEEDS & BULBS

Canadian Seed Catalogue Index

Canadian Organic Seed Directory

Seeds of Diversity’s Canadian Seed Catalogue Index

www.saltspringseeds.com

www.botanus.com

www.walkerland.ca/canadian-heirloom-seed-suppliers

www.westcoastseeds.com

www.heritageharvestseed.com

www.hawthornfarm.ca/

www.rainbowseeds.ca/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

www.spiraeaherbs.ca/canadian-seed-companies-for-heirloom-non-gmo-seeds/

www.incredibleseeds.ca/

www.florabundaseeds.com/

uharvest.ca/shop/

www.terraedibles.ca/

www.oscseeds.com/

www.veseys.com/ca/vegetables

https://yonderhillfarm.ca

https://www.eagleridgeseeds.com/

https://www.bcecoseedcoop.com/

https://www.annapolisseeds.com/

FRUIT & NUT TREES

www.treeeaternursery.com/tree-eater-nursery/

www.fruittreesandmore.com/

www.kleijnnurseries.com/

www.lecoteau.com/

www.dinternursery.ca/

www.outbacknursery.ca/

www.rivermeadownursery.com/

 

Suggestions from our Readers:

Books:

  • Any books by Steve Solomon including the updated edition of his old book Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades.
  • The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times by Carol Deppe.

 

Please Contact Us with your Resource suggestions:

Thank you!