The Accidental Environmentalist
Jan 25, 2019

Hear me out. This might sound crazy but it’s actually true. I did something that was fun and therapeutic, which reduced my stress levels and caused me to eat healthier. Not only did I conserve water but I also helped to prevent flooding in my neighborhood. I made life much happier for bugs, butterflies, dogs and kids in my community. I helped clea...

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Dear Gardening Diary…a Vision of 2023
Oct 05, 2018

February 11, 2023 It’s time to start planning this year’s crop.  I couldn’t resist expanding my veggie garden after last year’s success.  I added a new raised bed and built a rooftop garden on my backyard shed.  Last year I produced over 150 lbs of delicious heirloom tomatoes on about 100 sq ft of land in my yard.  I certainly couldn’t eat all that.  I...

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Birth of Artisanal Veggies
Jul 27, 2018

I’ve been to a lot of farmers markets, Whole Foods and other exotic grocery stores in my day and I’ve never seen a Cherokee purple, indigo apple or ananas noire tomato for sale. And don’t even dream about finding cucamelons or black nebula carrots. Crop diversity has dwindled down to depressing levels. In the early 1900s, commercial seed houses were...

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Grass sucks
Apr 15, 2018

I hate grass. The constant mowing, watering and picking out weeds. And for what? You can’t even eat it. It’s time for a change. Let’s convert those useless, energy sucking lawns into something more productive. Perhaps a food garden? If you’re going to spend a few hours a week maintaining your yard, you might as well spend the time on something t...

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Seed Voyage Featured by TreeHugger
Apr 15, 2018

Popular long running sustainability website, treehugger.com featured Seed Voyage as a “new market for urban agriculture”. Lloyd Alter writes, “Neither the farmers market or the grocery store can deal with another opportunity: the incredible productivity of our own backyards. That's why Dushan Batrovic started Seed Voyage, a new way to put people who gr...

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Seed Voyage in the News
Mar 13, 2018

We've been doing the rounds of the podcast circuit. Watch and listen as we explain our motivations and the concepts behind Seed Voyage. Seed Voyage featured in Farm-a-Yard Podcast Seed Voyage featured on The Vegetable Gardening Podcast I’ve been doing this show for 9 years and what Seed Voyage is is unique, I haven’t heard...

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What's Pinot got to do with Heirlooms? The case for 'ultra-local'
Mar 02, 2018

The growth of farmers markets has been absolutely critical in propelling the local food theme forward. But we want to push the envelope even further to see what advantages might result in shifting from “local” to “ultra-local”. Farmers markets have become big business with the total number nearly tripling in the past 15-20 years. With that maturity c...

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Seed Voyage Featured on CTV News Toronto
Feb 17, 2018

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A Youthful Rise in Home Food Growing
Feb 12, 2018

There is a surprising new trend on the upswing. Young people are growing more food, both personally and professionally. A recent Washington Post article states that for only the second time in the last century, the number of farmers under 35 years old is increasing. And the majority of these young farmers are highly educated first time farmers who...

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Introducing Seed Voyage
Feb 03, 2018

Every yard is a potential farm in the making. But not just any farm. A farm filled with the most unique, high quality fruits and veggies you’ve ever tried. By some estimates, one-third of all households grow food for personal consumption. I grew my first veggie garden last summer and was blown away by the flavour and quality of my heirloom tomatoes ...

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