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Serenity Project: Seed Order January 2016

This is the seed and tuber order placed in January 2016 for Serenity Subsistence Permaculture.

Hope Seedjerusalem-artichokes

Jerusalem Artichoke – Passamaquoddy Potatoes : 1 lb (7052-LO-A)
Quantity: 1
Price: $10.00 ea.

Jerusalem Artichoke – Skorospelka : 1 lb (7054-LO-A)
Quantity: 1
Price: $10.00 ea.

Products $20.00
Shipping $14.00
GST $0.70
HST8 $1.12
Tax Total: $1.82
Total: $35.82


Comfrey Common Bulk Seeds $ 10.00 g 1 $ 10.00

Rapini SowNatural(tm) Bulk Seeds $ 0.70 g 10 $ 7.00

Pre-shipping Order Total = $ 17.00 Shipping and Handling: $ 6.02 Sales Tax: $ 2.99 Grand Total: $ 26.01


Heritage Harvest Seed


Heirloom Broccoli – Romanesco
$3.95 CAD 1

Heirloom Rhubarb – Old Homestead
$3.00 CAD 1

Heirloom Herb – Salad Burnet
$3.95 CAD 1

Heirloom Herb – Lovage
$3.00 CAD 1

Heirloom Herb – Hyssop
$3.00 CAD 1

Heirloom Herb – Florence Fennel
$3.00 CAD 1

Heirloom Herb – Angelica
$3.00 CAD 1

Subtotal: $22.90 CAD
Discount: -$0.00 CAD
Tax: $3.62 CAD
Shipping and handling: $4.95 CAD
Total: $31.47 CAD

TreeSeedsPlus (Ebay)

siberian pea treeSiberian Pea Tree, Caragana arborescens, Seeds (Hardy, Fragrant, Hedge)…

Russian Almond, Prunus tenella, Shrub Seeds (Fast, Showy, Edible, Hardy)…

Red Rugosa Rose, Rosa rugosa rubra, Shrub Seeds (Fast, Hardy, Fragrant, Edible)…

Rockspray Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster horizontalis, Seeds (Hardy Showy Fall Color)

Lowbush Blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium, Seeds (Edible, Showy, Fall Color)

Black Mulberry, Morus nigra, Tree Seeds (Hardy, Edible)

Japanese Pagoda, Sophora japonica, Tree Seeds (Fast, Showy, Fragrant, Bonsai)

White Rugosa Rose, Rosa rugosa albiflora, Shrub Seeds (Fast, Hardy, Fragrant)

Highbush Blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum, Seeds (Edible, Fall Color, Hardy)

Sea Buckthorn, Hippophae rhamnoides, Seeds (Fast, Edible, Hardy, Showy)




Serenity Project: Seed

Seed Inventory January 2016

    This is a mistress list of seed on hand which can be used as a resource for kitchen garden & food forest planning, and/or for planning seed, tuber, or bare-root bush/tree orders for 2016.

Part One: House/Tropical

  • Avocado

Part Two: Perennials and Self-Seeding Annuals


  • Alpine strawberry
  • Peach (?)


  • Chestnut
  • Oak

Medicinal Plants, Teas and Herbs

  • Bee balm (raspberry)
  • Chives (x3)
  • Echinacea
  • Garlic chives
  • Lemon balm
  • Milkweed
  • Oregano (may be annual zone 4b)
  • Poppies – micro-orange (2014/2015), Ass’t from Lise
  • Sage (x2)
  • Thyme
  • Yarrow – wild white


  • Dianthus pinks (maybe)
  • Hollyhock – purple from Lise
  • Lavender – dwarf munstead
  • Lupines – mix (x2) NF!
  • Morning glories  from Lise
  • Wildflower mix from Lise (x2)

Part Three: Annuals


  • Oyster mushrooms

Flowers, Teas and Herbs

  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Cilantro (x3)
  • Dill
  • Genovese basil
  • Nasturtiums – dwarf cherry (hybrid)
  • Stevia
  • Summer Savory (x2)
  • Sunflowers – ass’t mix (garden 2015), Autumn beauty mix
  • Sweet marjoram


  • Cantalope
  • Ugly melon (x2)
  • Watermelon – ass’t unknown (x2), bush sugar baby, crimson sweet

Vegetable Rotation Group One – Legumes


  • Homesteader
  • Laxton’s progress
  • Little marvel
  • Oregon sugar pod
  • Sugar snap

Beans (fresh & canning)

  • Scarlett runner (vine)
  • Yellow wax (bush)

Beans (dry)

  • Ass’t unknown (garden)
  • Pinto
  • Red kidney
  • (also see kitchen supply next year)

Vegetable Rotation Group Two – Leafy


  •  Calabrese
  • “Sprouting broccoli”

Brussel Sprouts

  •  Eversham special


  • Rainbow swiss


  • Arugula (wild)
  • Mesculin mix


  • Dinosaur
  • Dwarf curled scotch
  • Nero do tuscana


  • Bloomsdale

Vegetable Rotation Group Three – Fruiting


  • Peaches and cream


  • Ass’t unknown
  • Lungo della cina
  • Marketmore
  • Wisconson SMR pickling

Sweet Peppers

  • Ass’t unknown (x2)
  • Marconi italian sweet


  • Acorn
  • Butternut (?)
  • Patty pan (summer)
  • Spagetti


  • Amish paste
  • Ass’t unknown
  • Beefsteak
  • Bonnie best
  • Roma
  • Silvery fizz (Cubit’s)
  • Sweet cherry (hybrid)
  • Yellow pear


  • Black beauty

Vegetable Rotation Group Four – Roots


  • Atlas
  • Colourful (Cubit’s)
  • Danvers half-long
  • Nantes coreless
  • Scarlet nantes




  • Red (seed)
  • Yellow (starts)


  • F1 hybrid


  • Yellow fleshed


  • “Radish”
  • Rainbow (Cubit’s)


  • American purple top


  • Swede

PLUS * one bag of unknown seed collected from kitchen, misc. and * 12 bags of wild seed collected early fall 2015 (misc. wildflowers and trees)





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Manifesto for an Abundant Descent into Human Extinction 1

Manifesto for an Abundant Descent into Human Extinction
Point One
Reality dictates, along the lines suggested by Limits to Growth, and with evidence of climate collapse accumulating daily, that we all redefine our imaginery of “what remains possible.”
Of course, everyone is doing that every day in response to localized signals from our environment. Meanwhile the global machine (The Empire) obfuscates the situation even as it acts to desperately keep itself chugging and (increasingly) sputtering along.
For those on the “left” and especially the environmentally conscious left, it is quite easy to spot this absurd denialism in the “right.”
It is considerably more difficult to spot it in our own speech, our own activism, our own pet organisations and beloved memes.
In his first post for Pray for Calamity td0s argues that “The predominant view of the so-called “climate justice movement” however, is that industrial civilization can continue in a fashion that allows modern western people to live essentially as they do now, with only a handful of tweaks. “
As anyone, left or right, who has carefully considered the Peak Oil perspective is well aware. This is impossible.
td0s is aware, and so he continues, arguing for “the need for social movements that are fighting drivers of climate change to accept a view of a low energy future.”
So the first point in my manifesto is
*I accept the reality of energy descent. I accept that there are no solutions available to prevent energy decline. I will organize my life to reduce my need for transportation fuels and electricity as rapidly and as completely and as compassionately as I can.*
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