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On October 30th, 2010, Village Vancouver & Farm Folk City Folk presented a Seed Saving in the City Workshop w/4 BC Seedswomen. The NEXT STEP has been FORMING NEIGHBOURHOOD SEED COLLECTIVES; The 1st MEETING was on JAN 8 (Transition Cedar Cottage); the next meeting is in Transition Strathcona (Feb 19). See below for upcoming meetings. Next workshops (one beginners, one intermediate) - Sunday, Feb 27th (day after Seedy Saturday)
Over 30 people attended the October workshops. Two collectives have started in Transition Cedar Cottage and Transition Strathcona, with workshop participant Robin Sturley providing facilitation help.
More collectives will be starting soon- likely neighborhoods/villages include grandview woodland, Hastings-Sunrise, Kits, and Main Street.
If you're interested in starting a collective in your neighbourhood or village, please contact Ross here, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st seed saving collective gathering Jan 8th - Cedar Cottage Seed Saving Collective. All villages and neighbourhoods welcome - please RSVP on events page.
2nd seed saving collective gathering Jan 29th - Strathcona Seed Saving Collective. All transition villages and neighbourhoods welcome - please RSVP on events page.
3rd seed saving collective gathering Feb 6th - Cedar Cottage Seed Saving Collective. All villages and neighbourhoods welcome - please RSVP on events page.
October 2010 workshop
Seed Saving in the City
Saturday October 30th, 2010 10:00am-1pm
Strathcona Community Centre
601 Keefer St in Vancouver
Don't miss this rare Vancouver opportunity to learn about Seed Saving from four top BC seedswomen.
Facilitated by Maria Hunter, Dragonfly Seeds; Mojave Kaplan, Planting Seeds Project; Robin Wheeler, Edible Landscapes and Susan Davidson, BC Seeds www.bcseeds.org.
We will be discussing seed saving basics, the politics of seeds, how to build seed collectives and learn to select for good traits. We'll learn about isolation distances, small business creation, hear stories and work together to create the base for a local seed chapter.
Suggested donation: $30. Subsidies available; no one turned away for lack of funds. Limited to 25 participants.
To register: Strathcona Community Centre 604.713.1838 (CRN 45504.401)
UPCOMING COLLECTIVE GATHERINGS AND WORKSHOPS:
Feb Strathcona seed saving collective gathering. Feb 19th.
Cedar Cottage seed saving collective gathering. Mar 6th.
Seed Saving workshops Feb 27th - see events page.
To join Village Vancouver Seed Savers:
Seed Packet folding work party Sunday, April 12th from 3-6 pm, followed by a potluck.
Dunbar Seed Saving Project
Grandview-Woodland Village Seed Library
Hastings-Sunrise Village Seed Library