Local seed is the foundation of local food systems. The simple act of seed saving is a way to connect with your food and your community. It is also a major act of resistance and social empowerment.
KASSI (the Kingston Area Seed System Initiative ) is a non-profit organization committed to:
- increasing regional climate resilience by growing and sharing locally adapted, non-hybrid/non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds from the KASSI Living Seed Commons
- building a community of confident, enthusiastic and skilled seed savers
- supporting the development of a vibrant sustainable network of local ecological growers producing local food and local seed that can be legally grown, saved and shared
“The ideal of SEED SOVEREIGNTY firmly plants seed saving and seed stewardship in the realm of fundamental human rights. It is the freedom to save seed and determine the foundation on which our food system rests. With the current attacks of industry hitting at the heart of food sovereignty, the simple act of seed saving becomes a major act of resistance and social empowerment” (The Seed Ambassadors Project 2010)
We trust that you find the peace and joy that comes from planting seeds and connecting with the Earth in these uncertain times.