Seed Saving Education, Pender Seed Library Launch, plus Mayne & Galiano…

NOTE: 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 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.

*******PLEASE REGISTER for the February 27 presentation by emailing to request the zoom link.   You can also see this detailed Seed Saving Guide

“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

Thanks to Vancity EnviroFund for supporting this plus our other food preservation education as well!


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