Community Partnerships

We liaise with other regional organizations that are concerned about food and seed sovereignty because we want to ensure that our respective efforts are complementary, and don’t result in an unnecessary duplication of work. Through our alliances, we increase the reach of all of our organizations, learn from each other, and create opportunities that one organization alone cannot achieve.

We look forward to working with Ratinenhayen:thos, another group of local seed keepers who accepted seeds from the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary when it closed in April 2019.

Kathy Rothermel (KASSI), Cate Henderson (HSS) and Janice Brant (Rateninhayen:thos) at the Rematriation Ceremony in April 2019.

Partnership with Loving Spoonful in Kingston! (In photo:Mara Shaw of the Loving Spoonful and Cathy Christie of KASSI) October 2017

We provided Loving Spoonful’s Grow Project with learning resources and seeds for their school gardens in 2018, 2019 and 2020. 

We are working together to help people of all ages learn how to be skilled seed savers.