Saving Seeds for Sustainability 2015Last Live Series!

Please note: this will be the LAST SEASON for live workshops at the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary. For a number of reasons, we have decided to document the workshops this year and post them as presentations on-line, where they will be freely available for the foreseeable future. We will therefore be needing volunteers handy with a camera to help document each workshop! Please contact us for details of how to be part of this historic season and support our work of saving seeds!

All are welcome to the free workshops, events and seasonal celebrations held at the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary barn behind the Motherhouse at 1200 Princess St. Parking at the barn is limited, so we encourage you to bus or carpool! Events held at other locations may include a cost so please check the links for details.

LIVE WORKSHOPS will be held on the first Saturday of every month followed by a WEBINAR on the following Wednesday.

Mar. 7, 10 - 11:30 am - Live workshop - Part 1: Planning and Planting
Mar. 11, 5 - 6 pm - Webinar - Part 1: Planning and Planting
Mar. 14, 10 am - 3 pm Seedy Saturday (153 Van Order Drive, L.C.V.I. high school)
Mar. 20, 7 pm Spring Equinox celebration
Apr. 4, 10 - 11:30 am - Live workshop – Part 2: Planting Seeds to Save Seeds
Apr. 8, 5 - 6 pm - Webinar – Part 2: Planting Seeds to Save Seeds
May 2, 10 - 11:30 am - Live workshop – Part 3: Gentle Transplanting
May 6, 5 - 6 pm - Webinar – Part 3: Gentle Transplanting
June 6, 10 - 11:30 am - Live workshop – Part 4: Flowers and Pollinators for Seed Savers
June 10, 5 - 6 pm - Webinar – Part 4: Flowers and Pollinators for Seed Savers
June 21, 1 pm Summer Solstice celebration
July 4, 10 - 11:30 am - Live workshop – Part 5: Weeds and well-being
July 8, 5 - 6 pm - Webinar – Part 5: Weeds and well-being
Aug. 1, 10 - 11:30 am - Live workshop – Part 6: Harvesting “Wet Seeds”: Tomatoes and friends!
Aug. 5, 5 - 6 pm - Webinar – Part 6: Harvesting “Wet Seeds”: Tomatoes and friends!
Sept. 5, 10 - 11:30 am - Live workshop – Part 7: Harvesting “Dry Seeds”: Beans and friends!
Sept. 9, 5 - 6 pm - Webinar – Part 7: Harvesting “Dry Seeds”: Beans and friends!
Sept. 22, 4 pm Autumn Equinox celebration
Oct. 3, 10 - 11:30 am - Live workshop – Part 8: Drying and Handling
Oct. 7, 5 - 6 pm - Webinar – Part 8: Drying and Handling
Nov. 7, 10 - 11:30 am - Live workshop – Part 9: Sorting and storing
Nov. 11, 5 - 6 pm - Webinar – Part 9: Sorting and storing
Dec. 22, 9:30 am Winter Solstice celebration (weather permitting)

Reasons to engage in saving seeds include: connection with the earth and mystery of creation, historical value, adaptability and diversity, taste and nutrition and more!
Donations are always accepted and support our work.
Contact Cate Henderson or Mike Hammond or on Facebook at HSSKingston for more details!