we were there…

…in 2005 when the U of SK offered their first edible blue honeysuckle non-varietals for trials (75 planted in our apple orchard failed until we gave them their own space, sun, spring water, and mulch…)

…in 2006 at the first U of SK field day (and second, and third, and most ever since)

…in 2007 at the foundation of Haskap Canada

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…our yet-unplanted but soon-to-be orchard…winter 2007…

…at our own planting of 1,000 haskap plants – mostly Tundra and Borealis – in 2008

…writing the blog  Haskap Wine, which simply celebrated this debutante’s coming of age

…writing Edible Blue Honeysuckle Basics that recorded our own orchard’s experiments and link it to others’

…and an accumulated 100,000 hits between these two that provided budding haskap orchardists with a lot of encouragement and info on the plant and its growth…and which we shared freely, as should be done amongst non-violent people

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today

…but now haskap’s become a member of the family.  And we feel just like being real with one another…us and the plants.  And it is more to the point to use the internet as it was intended…as a visual/media-heavy opportunity to expand this mutuality with this fruit so that we go beyond mere description, and numbers, and procedures, and data, to actual interaction

– sorta like this –