"Preserving the future,
one seed at a time."
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June, 2011 - This page is posted here as a
Still time to plant summer veggies . . . and save 10%
See below for more information.
Late Spring Newsletter -
National Candy Month,
I trust that your spring
gardens are well under way and that the weather has turned nice enough
for you to spend time enjoying the outdoors. Gardening is a
great way to personally interact with nature.
Gardening is an awesome
endeavor from so many perspectives. Along with its ability to
reconnect us with our collective agrarian past, it is an activity that
gets us outside, keeps us moving, improves our health, lifts our
spirits, and provides us with healthy, as well as tasty fuel for our
bodies. It is the ultimate means by which we can know absolutely
what it is that we are eating and to personally control at least part
of our own food supply. That is empowering!
From a financial
perspective, there exist few (if any) investment opportunities out
there with a greater return on investment. By raising a garden,
you are not only reducing your monthly food budget, but the potential
is there to "earn" hundreds, if not thousands of dollars from a
relatively small outlay.
You can further increase
your return by preserving part of your fresh harvests for fall and
winter consumption. Depending on the vegetable and their
intended use, freezing, canning, or using a food dehydrator are all
options. Additionally, you squeeze even more savings out of your
efforts by learning to raise and save your own seeds.
Gardening Success to You,
Victory Seed Company
Day is going to be here soon . . . Sunday, June 19th to be
exact. For last minute gifts for the Dad's on your list, we
gift certificates that can be redeemed for anything we offer.
June 20-26, 2011, is the 5th annual
National Pollinator Week. As many of you already know, the
number pollinator animals worldwide is in decline. This is a
very frightening thing to contemplate. These insects, birds,
bats, etc. are all specialized and have a symbiotic relationship with
the sexual reproductive cycles of most of the plant life on the
planet. Nearly all of the food that we eat rely on the work that
they do. If they are lost, we will not be too far behind them.
In an effort to raise awareness to this issue, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture proposed, and the U.S. Senate approved, the last week of
June as National Pollinator Week. The declaration of National
Pollinator Week was brought about largely through the efforts of the North American
Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC).
You do not have to manage a lot of acreage to make a difference.
All of us home gardeners can help create safe and healthy habitat by
setting aside portions of our yards for the purpose.
Click here to read more about our pollinator flower seed mix.
a lighter note, June is National
Candy Month - Although everyday is a holiday
when you have candy, June is actually designated as National Candy
Month. I am not making this up.
You might ask why we started offering
candy you ate as a kid? Here is the short answer. I grew
up budgeting part of my allowance on treats at the local variety shop.
Although many of my old favorites are gone, I love how the ones that
we can still get bring back such powerful and vivid memories.
we were developing strategies for making our organization financially
sustainable, I thought of adding a few old-time favorites to our
offerings and the classic candy store idea was born. As an heirloom seed organization, we thought it only proper
to offer "heirloom" candy. While you can find the modern brands
at your local store, the candy and gum treats that we offer are
nostalgic, classic and sometimes regional which often makes them
more difficult to find.
directly support our seed variety preservation work throughout the
year. This is especially helpful during the gardening months
when seed sales are naturally slow. Additionally, by purchasing
these old candy and gum brands, you are creating demand which helps to
keep them available. Check out our candy line
and save 10% by using the promotional code below.
NOTE: After a decade of providing classic, nostalgic and regional
confections to our supporters, we closed up the candy store in 2013.
Naturally Grown (CNG) Seeds -
For those of you who are not familiar with CNG, it is an alternative
eco-labeling program that is built upon the USDA Organic methods but
structured in such a way as to be feasible to smaller, diverse growers
such as ourselves. The standards we adhere to are no less strict
and as a matter of fact, by the very structure of CNG, much more
accessible and transparent to our customers. For more
information about CNGs history,
click here. Our farms CNG page can be found by
clicking this link. For a growing list of seed that
we offer as certified,
please click here.
can I plant in June? The short
answer is just about everything that does not require starting
indoors. June is the month that gardening kicks into high gear.
Of course your location will ultimately determine your choices, but
you still have all of the summer and the first part of the
fall months ahead of you. Go for it. Experiment.
Keep a detailed gardening journal noting the daily weather, when
things are planted, when they sprout, when you harvest, etc. It
will become your most valuable gardening tool for future planning.
Click here for our
June Victory Gardening Almanac page.
to earn 10% off of your
next order. For instructions on how to use the
here. This offer expires at midnight PST on June 30, 2011.
DO forward this email offer to all of your gardening friends and family.
Your word-of-mouth recommendations help promote
our seed variety preservation work and are our primary form of
advertising. Thank you!
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