Special open house for plant sales (Sun Dec 6th)

We were in the middle of writing a blog on “10 years after”  a serious blog about Life, Death, and what we have learned… then all of a sudden the phone started ringing about OCA.    The serious post is coming but in the meantime here is a info post…
and seeing as it is an info post check out the new Rainwater Website at http://rainwaterbc.com

Special Winter Farm Gate Sales – ONE DAY ONLY

Open house THIS SUNDAY Dec 6th from 10am-2pm.  3295 Compton Road, East Highlands, Victoria.

We have OCA for sale (and many other perennial edible plants). LOTS of people have been asking about OCA, so I went out and dug a bunch of tubers…now I have COLD fingers and a bucket of OCA. Guess what we are having for dinner tonight.  

Oca leaves look similar to clover.

Oca leaves look similar to clover.

Oca is a beautiful clover like cover crop that grows our favourite little tubers. Excellent raw or steamed or baked. We have also noticed that Oca build soil and bring in the worms. They grow in full sun to part shade and make lots of mulch when they die back at first freeze. I’ll be putting together small bags of tubers (about 20) for $10.

2 responses to “Special open house for plant sales (Sun Dec 6th)

  1. I toured your house a while ago with a group of Michael Nickles permaculture students, I’m a friend of Michael and Heidi’s on Salt Spring. I think I recall you quoting a stat that if one cement plant closed in Vancouver it would equal the same carbon footprint as removing all the vehicles in the lower mainland. Does that sound familiar? If so can you recall the source of that stat? Thanks! Keep up the good works 🙂 S

    • You will have to sift through the website, but the EcoSmart Concrete Foundation (one of the best initiatives I have ever come across) made note to that. Basically the figure was that there are two portland cement manufacture plants and each produces the equivalent carbon to all the cars in Vancouver. Cheers, Gord

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