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SAVE A SEED, SHARE A SEED
Hi all those interested in learning more about seed saving, the how to’s and why’s.
Ann and Hanno were recently awarded a neighbourhood small grant to start up a seed saving group in Dunbar. We hope to:
Raise awareness of the importance of seed saving
Connect gardeners interested in learning about seed saving and sharing
Offer an initial seed saving workshop and circulate information about future seed saving workshops in other neighbourhoods
Collaborate with other neighbourhood seed saving efforts (Kitsilano, Main Street, Cedar Cottage) sharing resources, seeds and good will.
Come to 3575 Mayfair Ave on Wed, October 10th at 6:30 pm to find out more. RSVP or find out more by emailing email@example.com
Why? Without seeds, we cannot grow food. The world seed supply is increasingly being controlled and concentrated into fewer hands, mostly corporations with an interest in genetic modification and the patenting of seeds.
The reality of climate disruption points to the importance of having a readily accessible and diverse supply of fruit and vegetable varieties to feed ourselves. Seed varieties adapted to local conditions are best suited to help us successfully grow more food locally, however, as seeds have a limited lifespan, it is crucial that we preserve them now for future generations – we risk losing these varieties if we do not. Saving seed is a life-preserving act that farmers and urban home gardeners alike can do to ensure a healthy and prosperous harvest.
Hope you will join us.