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A Little More Science

It was a lot of fun putting together this issue. Besides the cultural and historical pieces from near and far, it was the first time we really delved into some heady plant science with plant biologists Katherine Preston and Jeanne Osnas’┬ápiece on the botanical details of figs and mulberries. Yes, mulberries are known for more than their concrete stained mark and the inner workings of figs are tangled. You can expect to see this type of instructive science in our upcoming issues. But for now, we can all revel in knowing much more about the ins and outs of the plump, curious fruits.

For all you growing enthusiasts who are yearning for your very first sun-kissed fig, here is a good place to start planning.


Welcome back

LM130629TO015 - Dundas Valley Soiled and Seeded returns.

We are excited to bring you the ninth issue of Soiled and Seeded. From the floricultural gems in Southeast Asia, to plant explorations in Kashmir and the pertinent lessons in botanical anatomy, we are pleased to present an assorted and unique collection of stories, offering up a garden culture that is thriving, diverse and experimental.

And in between our issues we will be here, on the new S&S blog, for all that is good, green and wild. We have a lot of plant-inspired abundance planned in the coming weeks.

Soiled and Seeded is always on the lookout for all kinds of spontaneous planting initiatives, urban agriculture projects and organizations transforming our cities into healthy and livable spaces. If you have a story idea, please get in touch. If you are interested in submitting a piece, you can find all the information and submission details here.