Well, after a very successful season I am pretty much fully wrapped up now. I should have my production manual finished within the next 2 months and will soon start doing seed trials for next season as I am considering trying to get my production Certified Organic. There may be a few challenges since I am urban-centered, but I am confident I will be able to adequately address any concerns of the Certification Committee. I am now more concerned about finding good enough certified organic seed. This year I used a hybrid seed that performed so perfectly it is almost hard to believe (though I will give my production method a bit of credit as well!). I am not as concerned about volume of production as I am about uniformity. The sprouts this year were so uniform the trays looked like a perfect carpet of sprouts. Quite beautiful.
My big challenge right now is still finding an appropriate urban location for production! I have been too busy lately to do a thorough search, but I do have a few potential spots. I am just holding out for something a little closer to home!
Phi Corbett · November 17, 2009 at 12:16 am
really impressed with/inspired by your project!
i’m on the sunshine coast & have also spent the summer experimenting with volume sprout production (sunflower, buckwheat & clover) & am also in the process of producing a DIY manual/guide based on my own experience. i’d be happy to share what i’ve learned.
i love your machete routine… brilliant! i use an electric knife ($2 @ thrift store)… it’s a cool breeze.
phi dajim corbett
danno · November 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm
Hey Chris – just put this up on our volunteer blog (Vancouver Farmers Markets), also Roberta put a note in our Monthly Newsletter – best of luck!
I live in a flat with nooo outdoor space, otherwise I’d be hosting some space for ya! Hope all is well.
Sharon · December 1, 2009 at 2:18 am
I saw your posting on the Farmer’s Market blog and I may have a space for you. Do you have an e-mail address where I can send more info?
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