MAY, 2021: See HERE for updated SEED SAVING news.
Hi Everyone – Where did January go??? Happy (belated) New Year!!
I am feeling so pumped at having just delved into some online seed catalogues, yahoo! Its always such a hopeful time of year!
Here’s some items top of mind for me, that you might be interested in:
PENDER SEED LIBRARY LAUNCH
Pender is about to have a new Seed Library, hosted by the Public Library in partnership with the Gulf Islands Food Co-op and the SGI Community Resource Centre.
The Launch will be in two parts:
Saturday, February 20, 2021 – Winter Market at the Hall – free seeds will be handed out; a few Dan Jason books for sale; seed donations (self-pollinated varieties) accepted to build the library supply.
Saturday, February 27 – FOR ALL ISLANDERS – Zoom presentation from the Pender Library to show how the Seed Library works, how to use it – plus a PRESENTATION ON THE BASICS OF SAVING SEEDS.
“One lesson that plants teach us, is that a culture of abundance is a sustainable culture. This is what the seed library is – we learn from the plants to give out seeds with the understanding that they will be planted and cared for, and new seeds will be brought back to replenish the library – in this way we always have enough. The element that makes it work is reciprocity. The seed library is our chance to participate in a working culture of abundance and we invite you to join us.” By Karin Campbell, inspired by Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Braiding Sweetgrass”.
The Gulf Islands Food Co-op is also helping to support Seed Library Initiatives on Mayne Island and Galiano Island. I invite you to contact me (Roz Kempe, Co-op President) if this interests you, at email@example.com