Seeds of Compassion in Alberta, Canada

Ryan and Sarah Trew are adapting winter squash to their short season of less than 100 days and with unpredictable rains. While there are a few varieties of winter squash that will perform in their short growing season, they want to create more culinary options and diversity in the crop so that it can be delicious and better adapted to their conditions. Seeds of Compassion is a nonprofit organization, and vegetables and seedlings will be donated to local families who are struggling to put food on their tables due to poverty and health issues. For 2024, Half of the squash will be grown in a “three sisters” format to determine whether the squash performs better alone or interspersed with companion plants.

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