Seed storage at the ROOT’s seed bank, a place to optimally store seeds, is underway and seeds have already been placed in storage. This coming spring, Seed Sanctuary members will be able to choose varieties to grow out and multiply. Then they will return a proportion to bulk up reserves at the seed bank. There are currently over 40 different seeds at the site, many of them Salt Spring Island heirloom varieties. Staff and volunteers will teach people how to save seeds.

The Salt Spring Seed Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that has been working to maintain and enhance our seed heritage since 2002. In the past few years, many similar community seed initiatives have sprouted up across Canada. People are realizing that good food comes from good seed, and that it makes sense to ensure a diversity of both in case of long emergencies.

if you are interested in becoming a “seedperson,” contact Dan Jason, at 250-537-5269 or  HYPERLINK “”