Media Coverage

Heirloom Seed Sanctuary in the news!

April 25, 2019
The Whig - Sisters confident heirloom seeds will be 'treasured for the future'

An emotional ceremony marked the passing of the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary, tended for the past two decades by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, to two regional organizations that have committed to ensuring the preservation of the seeds into the future.

April 23, 2019
Global News - Kingston's Sisters of Providence donate heirloom seeds to local organizations

For the last 20 years, Kingston’s Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul have been the caretakers of almost 300 heirloom seeds.

April 22, 2019
Global News - A Heirloom Seed Rematriation Ceremony will involve the Mohawk people of Tyendinaga

Sister Diane Brennen is a guest on the CKWS Morning Show to talk about the Heirloom Seed Rematriation Ceremony.

Heirloom Seed Sanctuary on Time of Your Life - CFRC Radio 101.9FM
August 22, 2018
Heirloom Seed Sanctuary on Time of Your Life - CFRC Radio 101.9FM

Cate Henderson of the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary was interviewed by CFRC Queens radio host Elizabeth Macdonald and this recording was done with permission, 101.9FM.

Heirloom Seed Sanctuary on The County Naturally - Picton Radio 99.3FM
March 21, 2018
Heirloom Seed Sanctuary on The County Naturally - Picton Radio 99.3FM

Cate Henderson of the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary was interviewed by Picton Radio host Pamela Stagg and this recording was provided courtesy of Picton Radio, 99.3FM.

December 22, 2016
CBC Ideas - Seed Banks: re-sowing paradise

This episode of CBC's Ideas features the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary. The Seed Sanctuary section starts at about 37 minutes and 10 seconds into the program.

April 22, 2015
Seed project Providence Sisters' gift to community

The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul based in Kingston, Ont., have found a unique way to honour creation through their Heirloom Seed Project.

March 27, 2014
Swapping Seeds at Seedy Saturday

Growers like nothing more than exploring new gardening options for the (hopefully!) upcoming spring. That was the case at Oso Hall on March 22 where organizers of the Sharbot Lake Farmers Market included a number of heritage seed vendors in their usual line-up of regular market vendors.

August 24, 2014
The Whig - Heirloom Tomato Celebration

An annual heirloom tomato celebration strives to remind Kingstonians to help preserve our local seed heritage.

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1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4

613-544-4525
info@providence.ca

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