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Seed Savers/Seed Libraries

Organized out of our Strathcona Park Field House, Savers is part of VV Neighbourhood Food Networks. Join VV, then Seed Savers.

We currently have 26 seed libraries in several neighbourhoods around Vancouver.  (See list below.) Some are accessible during regular operating hours, and some are accessible during workshops and other activities.

We run Seed Saving workshops, convene Seed Saver Clubs, hold Seed Packet Parties at the fieldhouse and elsewhere, save seeds from our Collaborative Gardens in Kits, Strathcona, and W. Pt. Grey, make seed donations to community and school gardens and other seed libraries, and support efforts to increase seed sovereinty. 

If you'd like to get involved, please contact seedsaving@villagevancouver.ca.

Location: Vancouver, and anywhere else!
Members: 65
Latest Activity: May 20, 2018

VV Seed Collectives/Projects/Libraries/Banks and Resources

VV Seed Saving Collectives/Projects/Libraries/Banks

Westside Neighbourhood Food Network Libraries                                     Kits Village Seed Savers/Seed Libraries 

     -- 4 libraries: Kits Village Seed Library (roving), Seed Library @ Kits branch Library, VPL, Seed Library @ MLA David Eby's office, Kits Village Collaborative Garden Seed Library

  Kerrisdale Village Seed Savers Club/Seed Libraries 

       --3 libraries (including 2 bike pannier libraries )(@Kerrisdale CC workshops and elewhere)

  W. Pt. Grey Village Seed Library (Aberthau Garden/WPGCC) )(@Aberthau workshops, EcoGarden work parties, and elewhere)

Downtown Eastside                                                                                               Carnegie Community Centre (in collaboration with Hives for Humanity)

Fairview/False Creek Neighbourhood Food Network Seed Library (@workshops at Charleson Garden and elsewhere)

Grandview Woodland Seed Library (in collaboration with GW Food Connection) (@Stone Soup Festival and other activiies)

Riley Park/Little Moutain/Main Street Seed Libraries                                                              Main Street Neighbourhood Village Seed Library

     Riley Park Community Garden Seed Library (in collaboration with LMRPFN)

     LMRPFN Seniors activities (4 small libraries, inc. 2 temporary)

Marpole-Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network Seed Library (@MOCC                           workshops and @ other activities,  previously at Marpole Place Neighbourhood   House)

Mt. Pleasant Seed Libraries 

      Mt. Pleasant branch Vancouver Public Library (in collaboration with MPVPL)

      Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House (in collaboration with MPNH and MP Food            Network)

Strathcona Seed Libraries

      Strathcona Community Centre Seed Library (in collaboration with SCC and                  SFSP)

       VV Strathcona Field House Seed Library

West End VV/WE Neighbourhood Food Network Seed Libraries (in collaboration              w/ WENFN and WECC, Gordon Neighbourhood House Library in collaboration          with GNH))

      -- 3 libraries (@WECC potlucks, workshops, and other actvities, one roving,                   @GNH activities)

VV roving Seed Library: @VV workshops in Champlain Heights (CHCC), Fraserview-Killarney ((Riverlands Community Garden), Sunset (Sunset CC),  Douglas Park (DPCC), community fairs and festivals around town

Pending: TCC (Hastings-Sunrise), KNH (WFC), Linden Tree (WFC), Spartacus (CC), Nelson, BC

 

RESOURCES

VV DIY Seedpack template info page! Create your own seed packets. Seed packet template

 

Download "How to Grow a_Seed Collective" by Robin Wheeler here, and then do it!

Download "A Guide to Seed Saving, Seed Stewardship & Seed Sovereignty" by the Seed Ambassadors Project (Jan 2010), and then do it!

 

Discussion Forum

Village Vancouver seed packet folding work party Sunday, April 12th, 3-6 pm

Started by Ross Moster Apr 11, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi all,We're having a seed packet folding party on Sunday, April 12th from 3-6 pm in Kits, near the beach. A potluck will follow.Goal: create over a thousand new seed packets for our various seed…Continue

VV Seed Library Box Building Day

Started by Ross Moster. Last reply by Ross Moster Nov 9, 2013. 1 Reply

Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10am to 12:30pm McBride Park Fieldhouse, 4th and Waterloo, KitsJoin members of Kits, Main Street, and other Village Seed Saving Projects in building and painting…Continue

Kits Village/Main St. Village/Dunbar Village FREE Seed Saving Workshops

Started by Ross Moster Feb 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Sunday, February 24 from 9am to 12:30pmKits, near beach. Address to be sent to RSVPers a couple days before.Organized by Ross Moster, Kits Village Seed Savers/Library, Main Street Village Seed…Continue

Billets needed for 2012 BC Seed Gathering

Started by Ross Moster Oct 9, 2012. 0 Replies

There will be people coming from all over BC to attend the 2012 Seed Gathering. If you can billet someone for November 9th and 10th (or possibly the 9th, 10th, and 11th), please let us know. Contact…Continue

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Comment by Cylia on January 12, 2011 at 7:03am
Friday, January 21 - 7-10 pm
Evening with Dan Jason from Saltspring Seeds
Terra Nova Sharing Farm
2631 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC
 
Join us for an evening of discussion with the region's foremost expert on seed
saving. We'll be setting the stage for the formation of a Community Seed Bank
Copied from Facebook.  Created by Richmond Food Security Society.
Note: I checked with Robin before posting. Peter and I hope to attend. We are driving out from Commercial Drive and 18th if others want to carpool with us. We have 2 seats available.  Cylia
Comment by Ross Moster on January 11, 2011 at 10:30am

Hey Alexis,

Andrew is on a 10 day meditation retreat until the 15th or 16th. Needless to say, no email access, so I imagine he'll contact you when he gets back.

Comment by Jamie D on January 8, 2011 at 12:48pm

Hi Alexis,

If you would like to have flyers about the 29th at the Strathcona workshops, just send me a copy of a flyer with all the info that you want on it and I will duplicate it and put them on the tables at the beginning of each workshop.

 

Thanks,

jamie

Food Security Coordinator

Strathcona Community Centre

Comment by Cylia on January 6, 2011 at 9:05pm
ok Alexis, I understand.  cylia
Comment by Ross Moster on January 6, 2011 at 10:33am

The 29th is wide open. Have you heard from Andrew?

VV's Winter Cultivating Food, Cultivating Community series starts this Sunday at Strathcona, including workshops on the 9th, 11th, 23rd, and 25th, and we can tell people about the collective at all of them.

 

Comment by Cylia on January 5, 2011 at 8:54pm

Hi Alexis and others

I'm ok with kids if you would like to bring your child. Also, I forgot to mention that we have 3 cats and a very hairy sofa, so those attending should dress appropriately.  I will email the address to you on Friday.  Cylia

Comment by Ross Moster on January 5, 2011 at 3:09pm

Hi Alexis,

Great re: Strathcona.  Grant Watson is doing a VV gardening workshop at the Strathcona Community Centre on the 23rd from 1:30-4:30, so if  a go for 22/23rd , perhaps schedule at a time that doesn't overlap?

Ross

 

 

Comment by Ross Moster on January 4, 2011 at 2:20pm

Hey Andrew and Alexis,

4 VVers from Strathcona have joined Seed Savers in the last week. (3 were at the seed workshop.)

 

Comment by Ross Moster on January 3, 2011 at 3:06pm

I sent Andrew a message, Alexis -- that should do the trick, but let me know if there's anything else I can do.

It's looking like we'll have a good group on Saturday.

Comment by Ross Moster on December 31, 2010 at 7:02pm

Alexis,

Here's his VV page: http://www.villagevancouver.ca/profile/AndrewMartinLewis

I've been encouraging him to join seed savers as it will easier for us all to communicate if we're literally all on the same page. :-)

 

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