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Tom Thumb Lettuce going to seed

Gardening is good for the soul! Fresh air, fun times outdoors with family and friends, and a great way to connect with the Earth and other living beings.

These lettuce plants were grown at Edible Forest Farm, Inverary.  Thank you Michelle and Bob and all of the KASSI Seed Guardians who helped!

Become a KASSI Seed Guardian and strengthen the Kingston Area Seed System by:

  • Distributing seeds (especially open-pollinated ones) to your neighbours or members of your Community Garden AND/OR
  • Sharing seed saving educational materials provided by KASSI and partners with your neighbours and fellow gardeners AND/OR
  • Growing plants from the open-pollinated seeds in the KASSI Living Seed Commons primarily for their seeds. You need to have enough space to grow enough plants to preserve the genetic variation in the population with the appropriate isolation distances.  KASSI will provide open-pollinated seeds and coaching. Learn more about about isolation distances and the number of plants you need to preserve the genetic variation for all of the open-pollinated varieties in the KASSI Seed Commons here You can grow these open-pollinated seeds in your front and backyards or on your farm. AND/OR
  • Help clean and/or pack the open-pollinated Seeds For Sharing in the KASSI Living Seed Commons
  • Join a KASSI Committee or the KASSI Board of Directors!

We want to thank KASSI Seed Guardians by offering you any of the open-pollinated seeds from the Seeds for Sharing KASSI Living Seed Commons for free! After all, you are helping to keep them freely available for all time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Interested in becoming a KASSI Seed Guardian? 

  • Contact Cathy Christie at
  • Join the #Garden4Good YGK Campaign (we want everyone in the Kingston Area to grow more food and open-pollinated seeds)