The Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective (SCSSC) was founded by citizens of the Sunshine Coast who wanted to create food security, learn to complete plant cycles, and reconnect the communities of the coast to the heritage of our food ecology. Originated by Robin Wheeler and Denise Lagasse, it is now run by a committed group of volunteers. The SCSSC holds seed saving workshops for advanced and beginners, records seed varieties being saved across the Sunshine Coast, and has implemented several seed libraries along the Coast.
Check out our new tab "Education Materials". We will post any useful seed saving educational materials or materials for ideas for other seeds collectives regarding promotion or community information. So far we have a powerpoint for beginners seed saving which can be used with acknowledgements to Leoni Cory and the Sunshine Coast Seed Collective, and our seed saving pamphlet which was designed by Victoria Gazely.
In conjunction with One Straw, Kym Chi and all the volunteers who helped plant the Oceanside Gardens (including a brother and sister from Kenya!) we will have calendula, Cherokee Trail of Tear Beans, Sunflowers and a very deep red, merlot lettuce that took the heat really well for borrowing from the libraries next year.
Here is the event Link:
And a brief description for those who do not use Facebook:
Join One Straw Society for some Autumn fun at our 7th annual Fall Faire!
This year, join us from 12- 3pm for Farmers Market, Squash exchange, Feast to Fields demonstration, Live and learn workshops, a community skill share, sharing/ gifting table, apple press, kids activities, contests and more!
From 3pm - 5pm we will host a stone soup potluck! Bring an ingredient to share and we will do the cooking! During the potluck we will enjoy live music from local musicians including Daniel Kingsbury and Lionjeet as well as other entertainment.
There is a $2 admission at the door.
There will also be a chance to exchange local home grown, organic squash through the seed collectives Great Squash Swap.
Check out this website to find out more details:http://seedfreedom.in/2014-call-to-action-for-seed-food-and-earth-democracy/
There have been a few updates to the website. Please note the Squash Swap, Seed Stories, and Resources pages have all been recently added or renovated. We hope you are having a bountiful fall season and have some seeds to save for next year.
The Sunshine Coast Seed Collective
Harvesting, Drying & Cleaning your Seed Crops
Pacific Time / Eastern Time
(*End time subject to change, depending on Q & A.)
Click here for details and to pre-register - http://www.seedsecurity.ca/en/117-webinar-series
Webinar includes presentations from:
Patrick Steiner (Stellar Seeds, BC) - Seed Harvesting, drying & cleaning, methods and techniques.
Kim Delaney (Hawthorne Seeds, ON), Equipment needs and sources, relative to your scale of seed production; Equipment sharing
with Dan Jason (Salt Spring Seeds, The Seed Sanctuary, BC) joining the webinar for an extended question and answer period.
The website now has a few new features including a "Seed Stories" page where we will be collecting stories of plants and seed savers. These often include helpful tips, recipes, or ideas for using the plant. Additionally, we now have a Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/243887565821343/ to join and follow, converse and share.
Hope everyone is having an abundant summer!
The Sunshine Coast Seed Savers
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