Join us on Saturday May 23 or Sunday May 24 from 2-5 in the parking lot at St Luke’s Anglican Church located at 235 Nelson St in Kingston, to pick up open-pollinated seeds and tomato seedlings grown from the KASSI LIVING SEED COMMONS. Of course we will be doing this safely and socializing at a distance!
The KASSI LIVING SEED COMMONS is a collection of locally adapted open-pollinated seeds. Open-pollinated plants grow like their parents. They produce seeds that can be legally grown, saved and shared. They are the foundation of our food system
Did you know that you can save viable bean seeds from just one plant! The same is true for squash, tomatoes, lettuce and most of the flowers in the KASSI Living Seed Commons!
Our seeds and seed collections are available on a sliding scale donation. We don’t sell our seeds because we acknowledge and respect that they are living beings. We believe that the price on a seed packet represents the work that goes into growing, harvesting, cleaning and packaging the seeds before they get to you. Local seed companies usually request a minimum of $3.50 per seed packet for their expertise and the labour that goes into producing high quality local seeds that grow well right here where we live. We encourage you to support them!
We are a very, very small non-profit working with a shoestring budget especially since Seedy Saturday –our major fundraiser- was cancelled. We rely on your donations and our amazing volunteers to help us grow, harvest, clean and package these “Seeds of Hope”.
We put together a “Seeds of Hope” Collection that includes one package of multi-purpose bush bean seeds, one package of kale seeds, one package of lettuce seeds, one package of winter squash seeds and two tomato seedlings- one red cherry tomato and one with medium sized red fruit. Suggested donation for this collection is $20.00.
The “Seeds for Small Spaces” Collection includes 5 multipurpose bush bean seeds, lots of lettuce seeds and one cherry tomato suitable for growing in a container. Suggested donation for this collection is $5.00
Seeds for other varieties of beets, beans, lettuce and kale will be available as individual packets. Individual tomato seedlings will also be available. Suggested donation for these items is $3.50 each.
We will have a donation jar on site or you can use Pay Pal to make your donation! Instructions for how to use the Pay Pal site are available on our website (http://seedsgrowfood.org/donate/)
WE APPRECIATE WHATEVER YOU CAN GIVE TO SUPPORT OUR CRITICAL WORK!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SAFELY AT A DISTANCE THIS WEEK-END!
We hope that you can find the peace and joy that comes from planting seeds and connecting with the Earth in these uncertain times.