Seed to Spoon has been involved in several local seed saving initiatives. Saving our own seeds is a way to grow our on-farm resilience, embrace the whole lifecycle of the plant, from seed to seed (plus a few to fill our spoons!), and it’s great for pollinators.
Seeds for sale
This year we have several varieties of vegetable and grain seed available, Certified Organic by EcoCert. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
St. John’s Seed Library
In partnership with the NL Public Library, farmer Sarah helped found the St. John’s Seed Library at the A.C. Hunter Library. Members can withdraw seeds, find materials to support them in saving seeds in their home garden, and meet other “seedy” folks through public workshops and activities.
For the latest updates, follow the St. John’s Seed Library on facebook – the 2017 season starts with an event April 26th 2017!
Farmer-to-farmer Mentorship & Seed Grow-out
A major player of our local seed-security movement is the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, supported in Atlantic Canada through ACORN. At Seed to Spoon, we have participated in a farm-to-farmer mentorship program and contributed seeds to the Dalhousie University Seed Bank. The seed bank aims to make unique, reliable, and climate resilient varieties available in the quantity and quality necessary for farmers in Atlantic Canada. We hope to continue “scaling up” our production of seeds and sharing the richness with home gardeners and farmers.