I always love a book written specifically for Prairie gardeners. We have a special (very special) set of circumstances here, and bugs and diseases specific to our area. How many times, while working in retail horticulture here in Brandon, did I have people come into the nursery convinced they had a bug or disease that is not even present in our area! They had found some info in some book, or on the web and had self-diagnosed and were self-treating, without great results. So, every time I see a book by Hugh Skinner or Sara Williams, I get excited! Skinner is part of a family who has done great things in breeding plants for our cold climate, and Williams is a professor of hort who has done great things in educating cold climate gardeners. When I moved to Manitoba from Vancouver, Williams book 'The Prairie Xeriscape' was super-duper useful in educating me about my new climate and the plants that would thrive. If you're trying to garden organically this new tome is awesome! Highly recommend it!
Down at Aagaard Farms we are busy planting, growing and tending gardens, chickens, goats, pigs and more! We sell direct to our customers through a Community Supported Agriculture program for families who don't have time or space to grow their own produce.
We practice sustainable growing using organic practices. Our desire is to bring fresh, naturally good food from our farm to your table. We are excited to share what's happening on the farm ... here on THE VINE!