Shelling Scimitar Peas

The Port Moody Station Museum has a CPR heritage garden, based on railway gardens of the 1910-1912 period.

It’s a mostly volunteer endeavour, with volunteers planning, planting, weeding, researching heritage period varieties and, of course, harvesting the goodies.

Sometimes Museum staff members need to help out.

On one of Vancouver’s last sunny days, we stayed out after lunch to shell the scimitar peas:

Scimitar Pea Seed Shelling

Some of the seeds will remain at the Museum for next spring’s planting. Others, we’ll trade to other heritage gardeners around Canada. Still others will be on sale at Treefest, a free celebration of horticulture in the neighbouring city of Coquitlam.

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