We had a fair amount of difficulty finding an Edmonton supplier for malting barley, but thanks to a retired farmer passing over the Alberta Seed Guide, we found a local seed grower, Galloway Seeds Ltd. by Fort Saskatchewan that had malting barley seed, CDC Copeland variety.
Galloway Seeds was kind enough to donate the seed we needed, so we now have sufficient seed for our community beds and the donated back yard beds. Thank you very much Jim!
Next steps are to turn the beds, take out any weeds that have started already, seed out the Barley, then watch the barley grow and keep up on weeding and watering to keep them happy. Please drop us an email if you want to get more involved in this project or have any brewing experience you are willing to pass on!
See you all at the pre-season meeting on the 20th, and enjoy the spring season :)
Reminder for the 20th meeting:
5:30 pm is the Spring Blessing in the Garden - led by Rector Jonathan Crane
6:00 pm is the Spring Potluck - all are welcome, bring a friend
7:00 pm is the Pre-Season Garden Meeting - all gardeners must attend