Category Archives: BLOG

What No-one’s Telling you about Growing Kale

I actually don’t want to do this. I don’t want to puncture the pure and easy-growing image that kale has. Everyone wants to grow kale.  So much so that it’s contagious.  I don’t even fancy kale as much as you health nuts out there, but for some reason I’m growing...
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Ask the Gnome: Is it Safe to Plant this Weekend??

It’s warm, the full moon in May has passed, and your neighbour has planted her whole garden!  We referred to our trusty Garden Gnome book to consult our guardian of the gardens on this matter….. And then learned that the Gnome of the Garden variety has a sombre nature and...
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Gnomes and Outsmarting the Flea Beetle

The gnome came to us, as most gnomes do.  Previously, I had found garden gnomes rather tacky, until I came to appreciate the invaluable services that gnomes provide to our land. The gnome, dating back thousands of years, weighs around 300 grams.  They live to be about 400 years old,...
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Welcome to our new website!

It is Free Spirit Gardens’ 4th growing season starting April 2014.  So we re-launched our website to make it prettier.  Really, that is the reason.  Notice how I didn’t say perfect.  So when you come across some random latin that looks like it’s filler from a template….it is. And when...
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Our Mission

Free Spirit Garden’s mission is to increase the capacity of our community to grow our own food, contributing to the creation of a sustainable food system. Vision 1) Make growing your own food ‘status quo’ 2) Make organic, local food accessible to all 3) Eliminate our community’s reliance on non-local...
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