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KASSI Community Seed Garden Report 2016

In 2016 KASSI grew seed crops at 2 community locations, and once again hired Frank Misek part time to coordinate and grow the seeds.  The community seed garden committee consisted of Kathy Rothermel, Cate Henderson, Frank Misek, Bob Chambers and … Continue reading

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Kids enjoy morning at the Wolf Island Community Garden

On an early morning in October, elementary students from Marysville Public School had the opportunity to learn seed saving from KASSI’s Kathy Rothermel at the Wolf Island Community Garden.

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New red pepper being developed locally

KASSI is locally developing a new variety of red pepper. Read the Kingston Heritage article for more information.

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Seedy Saturday 2017 is coming, want to be a vendor?

 Join us on Saturday, March 11 at LCVI from 10-3 for great seedy workshops and community seed swap! Are you interested in participating in Kingston’s Seedy Saturday as a vendor? We welcome applications from vendors who fit the following priorities: … Continue reading

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Thank you to the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area!

Kathy Rothermel recently accepted a cheque from the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area, on behalf of the Kingston Area Seed System Initiative.  This funding will help with the foundation of our very own local seed bank, and provide opportunities … Continue reading

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Local Seeds for Local Schools!

This spring, parents who register their child for kindergarten at one of the schools in the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) will receive a small packet of beans to plant at home.  The beans were grown for KASSI … Continue reading

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Kingston Seedy Saturday 2015-a great success!

Kingston Seedy Saturday hosted over 400 people at LCVI on March 14, and we thank all those who helped spread the word,  LCVI staff, and all those who participated as a volunteer or attendee on the day!  The workshops fit … Continue reading

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Seeds Grow Food Project Expanding to Lakeside Gardens

The Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI), parent of the Seeds Grow Food project, has been given permission to use one acre of land at the Lakeside Community Gardens site at the corner of Front and Days roads. The plot, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Lakeside Community (Seed) Garden!

Located next to Centre 70, this community garden space is on land that was formerly Prison Farm land.  We are pleased to be growing community seeds here this year, in partnership with the Lakeside Community Garden.  If you would like … Continue reading

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