The organic seed sector will be getting a boost through a comprehensive project that includes seed production, business, and market supports. FarmFolk CityFolk, which has been working to cultivate local, sustainable food systems since 1993, will be leading the project with funding provided from the Governments of Canada and B.C. through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership. The five year, $3 billion Canadian Agricultural Partnership launched on April 1, 2018, and includes $2 billion in cost-shar...
This is not a “How To Grow Seeds” manual. Such information already exists and still more is being produced. A resource list at the end of this book details some readily accessible print and on-line resources about the how-to of seedgrowing. Beyond the mechanics of growing and harvesting seeds however, there are other considerations for the farmer seeking to incorporate seedgrowing into their farming systems. The strength of this book lies in the first-hand experiences of a number of growers who...
Saving Seed has been the main focus of what we do from the start, although we do other things as well. We take a lot of pride in the quality of what we grow, in being truly sustainable, and supplying our local community. Our emphasis is on older varieties that have amazing flavour. We are trying to preserve a simple, age old way of life that has sustained people all over the world for ages.
Located at the South Saanich Community Office
Located at the Castlegar & District Public LIbrary
Located at the Chetwynd Public Library
Supported by the Creston Valley Food Action Coalition
Located at the Hudsons Hope Public Library
Located in the Okanagan College Library - Vernon Campus
An initiative of the Kamloops Food Policy Council. Seed library also offers seed cleaning equipment to use.
Located at KPU, Langley Campus Library
Operated by Lillooet Food Matters. For more information about how to access the winnower or any conversations you'd like to have about seed saving please contact Eleanor Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
Located at the North Vancouver City Library
Located at the Pemberton and District Public Library and Operated by Stewardship Pemberton Society
Hosted by Richmond Food Security Society.
Located at the Salt Spring Island Public Library
Located at the Squamish Public Library
Located at the Summerland Public Library
Located at the Robert's Creek Community Library. Managed by the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective.
Located at the Sechelt Public Library. Managed by the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective.
Located at The Ocean Park Library
Check listings for many seed libraries around Vancouver.
You can sign up at the seed library when you check out seeds for the first time during one of the seed library events or when we have a booth at community events. To find out about upcoming events, sign up for the newsletter!
A "Little Seed Library" is a portable box containing seeds. It can be displayed at various events to share seeds for free and to encourage gardening. Make your own "Little Seed Library"! Pick a box, Gather the seeds, Display at events, Share!
Located at the Trout Lake Community Centre
Located in the Woodward and Education Libraries at UBC, Vancouver Campus
Located at Greater Victoria Public Library Branches. To participate in the Seed Library, please attend a member orientation session and become a member. Membership is free and includes access to seeds, classes and other resources.
The Taylor Seed Catalogue is available at the Taylor Public Library.