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 for much-needed training.
Every community should have its own seed bank in the interests of seed-and therefore food- security for all of us. The Community Foundation includes measurements of food insecurity in the excellent “Vital Signs” report. Food insecurity is very real in our region, so having our own locally-adapted food crop seeds and community gardens in which to plant those seeds will be a great help! Thanks again, CFKA!
We will also have news pertaining to a grant from the Bauta Family Initiative for Canadian Seed Security-coming soon!