Green: Seattle's Seedling Home Delivery
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Cascadian Edible Landscapes, a Seattle plant-start delivery service takes the guess work out of growing your own fresh vegetables
March is the perfect time to begin turning your garden into a grocery, with help from Seattle-based Cascadian Edible Landscapes (and the company’s “eat your yard” philosophy). Melding urban planning with sustainable farming since 2006, Michael Seliga and his team at Cascadian initiated a community-supported plant starts program in 2008 (206.708.9298 eat-youryard.com) to help Seattleites incorporate more food-producing plants into their yards. Similar to the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model (in which you support a farm in exchange for fresh produce), but specifically for home gardeners, participants receive flats of locally produced, organic plant starts throughout the growing season ($26–$116). April brings crops like lettuce, peas and fennel; May offers summer veggies like tomatoes, broccoli and squash. August’s flat is chock-full of chard, cauliflower and other late-season faves, and the final installment helps you transition into winter with garlic, kale and cabbage. Newsletters feature growing tips and recipes, so whether you sign up for four flats or just one or two, you’ll have the resources for a successful garden. Even if spring hasn’t yet sprung in Seattle, it’s never too early to dig into gardening.
Originally published in March 2010
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