2018 Biodynamic Conference

[ November 14, 2018; November 15, 2018; November 16, 2018; November 17, 2018; November 18, 2018; ]
November 14 – 18, 2018 Red Lion Jantzen Beach 909 N Hayden Island Dr. Portland, OR
Five Days of inspiring and thought provoking keynotes, and 60+ diverse workshops.
Hundreds of farmers, gardeners, vintners, educators, researchers, activists, and enthusiasts—from the Pacific Northwest, across North America, and around the world— will gather for the Biodynamic Association’s 2018 North American … Read More.

Herbs for a Change

Great Grandma M used to say, “You are what you eat”. Perhaps she said that as she saw her four daughters move away from farm life with all the great natural fruits, vegetables, and meats to live in towns where food would be very different. With all the health problems brought on now-a-days by what … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of August

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of August
By August, the planting season is nearly over and the yard and garden are in harvest and maintenance mode. Take time to sit, relax and enjoy the produce you have fostered from your plot of this Earth.
In the Vegetable Garden

Dig potatoes as soon … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of July

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of July
July marks the peak of the spring gardening season. This is the time of the year to reap the rewards of our Winter and Spring work. Some crops are peaking; some are done and ready to be removed to make room for planting … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of June

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of June
The gardening season starts in full swing in June. Everything is growing now, including the weeds. Develop a good, daily routine to hoe and cultivate and they won’t get away from you. As your lawn takes off, save your clippings and use them … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of May

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of May
May is the month when we head into our main gardening season. May is when most vegetables can be planted and some early spring crops can be harvested. Enjoy the outdoors; summer is right around the corner! 
In the Vegetable Garden 

Set out tomato plants … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of April

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of April
The weather is generally transitional at this time. Enjoy the beautiful sunbreaks, but keep on alert for the downpours. Stop, appreciate, and enjoy the beautiful flowering that is happening all around.
In the Vegetable Garden
• As soon you can work the soil, begin … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of March 

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of March 
The winter finally comes to an official close later this month. Time to start putting all of your winter dreaming and planning into practice. In general, it is still too early to plant many species of garden vegetables, but with protective measures and scoping out … Read More.

Seed to Market: a Magical Lesson

When my parents first took out our front lawn for a fruit and veggie garden and planted grape vines in our backyard, I didn’t really understand their purpose. I was five years old! I was told the plants could provide food and shade.
I was curious about the beings living in the soil. I also loved … Read More.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of February

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of February
Don’t get carried away and start planting your whole garden if we happen to get a week or two of “false spring” weather this month. Although the days can reach into the 50s, the nights still are likely to return to the 20s … Read More.