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EYA: Seed Swap April 14 10 am to 1pm

Bring your favourite seeds to swap with fellow gardeners. Or if you have no seeds to trade, come anyway! There are lots of seeds for everyone!

At the garden house (“Eco-Pavilion”) in the Strathcona Community Garden in Vancouver, near corner of Hawks Ave & Prior St.

Saturday April 14, 2012 10am – 1pm

Cost: FREE

If you haven’t been to the garden house in the Strathcona Community Garden, check out the map ( as it can be tricky to find the first time.


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Starting from Seed work-shop & Seed exchange Feb 26

When: Feb 26 2012  @ 10:30 am
> Where: MOBY garden 1735 East 11th Ave
> What: Learn to start from Seed. Get that tomato plant for pennies  instead of $3.00+ at the garden center. Learn what is best to  direct seed or  start indoors.

Tina was  raised on a hobby farm in Ontario and has been a  member of MOBY  garden for 7  years… Tina has good practical advice.
> Fee: Suggested donation $5
> Cylia from the Cedar Cottage Seed Saving Collective will be on  site to ask about seed saving.
> Please forward to your friends.

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An Urban Seed-Saving Workshop! Oct 26th 2011

Village Vancouver’s Cedar Cottage Seed Saving Collective presents:

An Urban Seed-Saving Workshop!

Speaker Justice Marshall will provide a general overview of seed types and seed-saving techniques.  Bring your seed-saving experiences and freshly harvested seed to clean/process or give away.  Members of the collective will be on hand to share their experience of this year’s seed harvest. Light refreshments and cookies will be available.


$10 or by donation (no one turned away for lack of funds).


This workshop is suitable for all levels.  For those who have not attended our workshop before, the booklet The Five Levels of Seed Saving is included with your donation.


·         WHEN:  Wednesday, October 26, 2011 — 630-830 pm

·         WHERE:  Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC


Register by October 23 at



About the speaker:   Justice Marshall apprenticed with Dan Jason (Salt Spring Seeds) for the 1999 season.  He previously gardened at Hollyhock Retreat Centre and went on to start Linnaea Farm Seeds in 2000.  Justice continues to marvel at the natural world and loves to see people enjoying plants, gardening and seedsaving.

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Great Seed saving workshops!

Attention organic gardeners (of all skill levels): the Cedar Cottage Seed
Savers Collective is looking for several volunteers to support its seed bank
by growing out a couple varieties of seed.

You don’t need to live in the Cedar Cottage neighbourhood to participate! We provide you with free seed
and ongoing support and guidance throughout the growing season. At harvest
time, volunteers may keep half of the bounty for themselves while the other
half is returned to the seed bank. Please email ccseedsavingcollective at if interested. And feel free to visit our blog!

Many thanks from the CC Seed Savers Collective.

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Seed Saving in the City Workshop: Oct 30th

Village Vancouver & Farm Folk City Folk present a seed saving in the city workshop!

Saturday October 30th 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

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.

Starting from Seed.

To register: Strathcona Community Centre 604.713.1838 (CRN 45504.401)

For further information: Ross Moster <>, Village Vancouver (, or Strathcona Community Centre ( Fall Program Guide pages 6 and 7). Please visit Farm Folk City Folk at

To join Village Vancouver Seed Savers:

Part of  Cultivating Food, Cultivating Community Fall series organized by VV and Strathcona Community Centre

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Seeds needed for Guatemala

From our friend Ian

Dear Friends,

I have a friend in Guatemala who has asked for help collecting seeds. The
recent storms in Central America have wiped out many of the basic survival
crops and the food sitaution there is getting bad. Things are actually bad
all around in that area of the world these days.

If any of you have any extra seeds around, I would like to pull together a
small collection. Apparently alot of the stuff we grow here does okay or
well in Guatemala e so I can take whatever you may have.

Please email me directly if you can help.

imarcuse at alternatives.comseeds

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Robson Park Community Garden: Kingsway & E 14th Ave

Saturday July 24th at 2pm

Herb Scavenger Hunt!

Plant your own herbs!

Learn more about the joys of urban agriculture in a kid friendly atmosphere!

Please bring your own cup and plate to help make this a green event!

Storytelling by Vancouver Storyteller


Funding made possible by the Vancouver Foundation and the Neighbourhood Small Grants Project.

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