It's hard to believe another season of Urban Seeds is behind us! Our little bundles of locally grown, organic, nongmo seeds- all lovingly packaged by volunteers- have just landed in stores.
Thank you to our many partner stores for selling our seeds an supporting our seedy social enterprise: Figaro's Garden, Home Hardware on the Drive, East End Food Co-op, Eternal Abundance, Harvest Union, Olla Flowers, Much & Little, The Soap Dispensary, The Honeybee Centre, Van Dusen Botanical Garden Shop.
A huge thank you also goes to Premier Envelopes and Watson Gloves for their generous donations to the program!
And last, but certainly not least; I would personally like to thank each and every volunteer who donated their time, energy, skills and laughter to Urban Seeds. Without you, there wouldn't be a program. Collectively you donated over 700 hrs of service, raised over $2,000 for the program in seed sales, and packaged 2,650 seed packets for the upcoming season!
I hope you feel inspired and empowered to take your new found seed saving and gardening knowledge with you and share it with your community.
"A favourite memory from the program is just simply seeing the seeds. When we opened up an Orca Bean from the Youth Garden for seed saving, I was so surprised. It was beautiful, like and actual orca whale. Seeing it for the first time made me realize that the best part about food is not only eating it, but seeing how it started and where it came from."
Here is a snapshot of photos from our incredible year together...
(*last photo taken by volunteer Sam MacTavish: www.wildlifedefence.org)