patchwork yyc seed fund

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Plants

Plants

Pledge: C$10.00
5 heirloom plants of your choice from my collection of open-pollinated, prairie grown seeds
5 heirloom plants of your choice from my collection of open-pollinated, prairie grown seeds
Pledge: C$10.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-08-31
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2 Hour Consultation and Design

2 Hour Consultation and Design

Pledge: C$120.00
Full consultation and design session based on permaculture and holistic design principles and practices - Pre-consultation survey - 2 hour consultation - Post-consultation survey
Full consultation and design session based on permaculture and holistic design principles and practices - Pre-consultation survey - 2 hour consultation - Post-consultation survey
Pledge: C$120.00
Estimated Delivery: 0000-00-00
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1 Sub-Arctic Cherry AND 1 Early Alberta Tomato Plant

1 Sub-Arctic Cherry AND 1 Early Alberta Tomato Plant

Pledge: C$20.00
These beautiful plants are grown by our team with seeds from Prairie Garden Seeds - an intergenerational seed farm that concentrates on heirloom varieties in Humboldt, SK. Did you know that tomatoes are self-pollinating? That means that if you plant these tomatoes in a pot you can be enjoying tomatoes well into Fall and all through the Winter since tomatoes have both male and female flowers so they don't need pollinators to...well...pollinate! (Grow lights suggested if you're looking to grow in winter because of daylight limitations). We will deliver 2 tomato plants - 1 sub-arctic cherry and 1 early Alberta tomato to your house/condo/apartment/business ourselves as long as you're within the Calgary area! Thanks for your support!!!
These beautiful plants are grown by our team with seeds from Prairie Garden Seeds - an intergenerational seed farm that concentrates on heirloom varieties in Humboldt, SK. Did you know that tomatoes are self-pollinating? That means that if you plant these tomatoes in a pot you can be enjoying tomatoes well into Fall and all through the Winter since tomatoes have both male and female flowers so they don't need pollinators to...well...pollinate! (Grow lights suggested if you're looking to grow in winter because of daylight limitations). We will deliver 2 tomato plants - 1 sub-arctic cherry and 1 early Alberta tomato to your house/condo/apartment/business ourselves as long as you're within the Calgary area! Thanks for your support!!!
Pledge: C$20.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-08-22
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Soil Blockers

Soil Blockers

Pledge: C$100.00
Soil blockers are the ultimate way to cut plastic away from your planting process, prevent your seedlings from getting rootbound, and improve seedling success! We have been using these for years and once you have your pair, then you can plant your heart out knowing that the Earth and Oceans won't be seeing any more plastic debris from your forays into gardening.
Soil blockers are the ultimate way to cut plastic away from your planting process, prevent your seedlings from getting rootbound, and improve seedling success! We have been using these for years and once you have your pair, then you can plant your heart out knowing that the Earth and Oceans won't be seeing any more plastic debris from your forays into gardening.
Pledge: C$100.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-08-23
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Campaign Description

Patchwork YYC is a Social Enterprise that is based on three distinct & interrelated elements: (1) a Permaculture Consultation & Design Service (2) a freely accessible online self-learning video project based on gardening, food skills, and environmental education, and (3) a local seed bank with Prairie-adapted seeds. Permaculture Consultation & Design: we offer a Permaculture Consultation & Design service that is provided on a pay-what-you-can basis to ensure accessibility for all and reject the patriarchal charitable model. We aim to meet the triple bottom line of economic, social, and environmental responsibility. Additionally, we offer to grow seedlings from local, organic, open-pollinated seeds for clients and provide assistance with transplanting for a pay-what-you-can fee that will provide for the financial health of our social enterprise. This service will include full season support and consultation, thus addressing the need for ongoing support with a garden as it goes through the seasons and stages of maturity. Online Video Project: we create free, accessible, 3-minute online videos for everyone who has the ability to connect to the internet (including at a public library) that demystify growing your own food and showing how you can do so for free. Some examples including making newspaper plant pots or old plastic containers (such as old mixed greens containers). The short introductory videos will be paired with longer videos for those interested in diving deeper. 3) Seed Bank/Seed Library: we are building a seed bank that will double as a seed library for access to locally adapted seeds. The purpose is to build genetic diversity that is uniquely adapted to the Prairie Urban Microclimate and that is accessible in an equitable and just manner.

The Patchwork YYC Story

The knowledge I will share is based on my experience for over 1.5 years on farms, starting my own farm, my past role as the Northlands Agricultural Society Green Farms Intern, and my current role as the Garden Skills Coordinator at The Alex Community Food Centre. In addition, I have a B. Sc. in Nutrition and Food Sciences with a Minor in Food Policy from the University of Alberta, so I can cover everything from seeding to nutrition to understanding the socioeconomic variables that influence how, what, and why we eat. I can do this in an accessible manner, as proven by my coordination and facilitation of a kids growing, cooking, and environmental education class that I run at The Alex Community Food Centre that is for kids aged 8-12.

 

In order to continue deepening and broadening my knowledge, I am currently enrolled in The Market Gardener Master Class by JM Fortier; this demonstrates my dedication to continuous growth and challenging myself to constantly learning. 

Meet the Team

Joshua Bateman

Joshua Bateman

Founder

Josh has a long background in food & agriculture including a B.Sc. with Distinction in Nutrition and Food Sciences and Food Policy from the University of Alberta, over 3 years of farming experience (including as a member of the inaugural Young Agrarians Internship Program), and 2 years of community food experience as the Kitchen Coordinator at The Mustard Seed Edmonton and the Garden Skills Coordinator at Alex Community Food Centre in Calgary.
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Jul 16, 2020

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Collaboration with O5 Rare Tea Bar

Very exciting news everybody: we have collaborated with O5 Rare Tea Bar from Vancouver, B.C. to provide a new reward!

Be the first 5 to contribute $120 and I will deliver an 80 gram package of their best-selling Chiran Shincha as well as grow up 10 plants of your choice!

This tea is nothing to mess with as it is likely the most delicious tea you'll ever have in your life.

We're very happy to team up with O5 to bring this offer to you and happy to deliver it to the lucky winners!

Cheers,

patchwork yyc

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Jul 14, 2020
Project launched

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