"An open pollinated, heirloom seed is a library written over long time spans. They have the internal systems to adapt with changing ecosystems and weather elements. They carry natural immunizations from different pests and diseases. And as human hands enter their existence, they are imbued with cultural tastes of flavour, nutrition, harvest timing and yields. Many of them honour us by carrying our stories in the pulse of their life force.. it is our responsibility to treat them with the greatest of respect."
- Denise Lagasse,
Co-founder of the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective
"We have the right to feed ourselves and make sure the seeds we save remain in the hands of the people.”
Our Local Seed Libraries
Available at both seed libraries on the coast we have locally grown seeds available at the Gibsons & Sechelt Libraries (See locations below). Locally grown seeds are considered the best to grow because they are already adapted to local climate conditions.
Our aim is to encourage the inspiration to grow a garden & save seeds to share amongst the community. By sharing seeds in the public domain of our local libraries, we enhance our community food and seed sovereignty and lessen the risk of "patenting".
If you had the opportunity to borrow seeds from one of our local libraries, you can return some back to your library or bring them to Seedy Saturday, held every March at Roberts Creek Hall. We have lots of information on our resources page to help you out with the seed saving process. From how many plants to grow, how and when to harvest and how to clean and store the seeds.
Thanks and happy growing!
Seed Library Locations
Gibsons District Public Library
470 Fletcher Rd S, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0
Tuesday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sechelt Public Library
5797 Cowrie St, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Tuesday 10 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m.–5:00 p.m.