Conserving and Growing Alternatives: Theorizing seed saving and exchange networks
I am going to begin with what, for a Canadian, may be a fairly controversial statement: I like January and February. In Canada, January and February are usually the most dreaded of months. This is when the snows and the cold have been around a little too long, and when many feel that hibernation and migration are excellent means of dealing with winter. While it is true that I rather enjoy winter (not always a welcome statement in the frequent conversations about weather that I seem to have with people), in this case, my reasons for enjoying these months has little to do with the cold and the snow. This is the time of year that seed catalogues arrive and food gardeners begin to think seriously about what is to come. It's a time full of promise, expectation, and planning.