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Seed-Savers: Preserving Our Ecological Heritage (Network)


Seed-Savers: Preserving Our Ecological Heritage (Network)

Cascadia's 'Salish Sea Seed-Savers'- Sharing & Saving Our Seeds, Educating Ourselves on the importance of regional seed-saving, Resisting corporate/laboratory bred GMO seeds, & Promoting Events for community food-security.

Location: Cascadia - Bellingham & Beyond
Members: 58
Latest Activity: Feb 14, 2015

Welcome new seed savers! Please listen in & enjoy reading our current discussions & comments. For viewing all the Discussion click the "View All" button below.

 Welcome new members: We are not a 'chat' group, so you won't received many emails from us.  We are growers & seed-savers who network together on resources, educational events, and to promote opportunities for sharing & saving seeds. 

  For  offerings or requests for specific seeds, or to initiate a topic conversation, please use our groups 'Start Discussion' option below.

Most of our members are also part of the larger 'Earth Garden' network at:

  (Group admins currently are Heather K & David P. and more are welcome).

  Events we wish to promote can be done through the main TW "Events" tab:  and through the Sustainable Bellingham calendar:  .

We now have a group page on faceboo -"Salish Seed Co-op".


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Comment by Heather K on February 14, 2015 at 4:17pm
Salish Seed Co-op network also on faceboo!
Comment by Heather K on January 20, 2015 at 12:48am

Salish Seed Coop's Seed-Swap Guidelines:


(10 Small Packets or Less per Family)



(Variety Name, Year, Region/Garden Grown)



DONATE To Swap Costs & Support Our Mission:

Honoring Biodiversity of Seeds for Food & Medicine!”

SEED-PLANTER TIPS !    (draft)

1- PRACTICE GOOD SEED STORAGE: Cool, Dry, Dark, & Critter-proof

2- Seed-Swaps May Contain Many Older Seeds With Lower Viability:



A seeds ability to germinate & grow normal seedlings.


5- PURCHASE FRESH SEEDS- from organic pure-seed companies.

Comment by Heather K on January 18, 2015 at 12:50am
Invite your Seed Planting Garden Friends to the Community Seed Swap January 25th, in Bellingham.
Music & finger foods. Doors open to public 2:30-5pm.
Volunteer Seed-Savers set up blitz at 1pm. .

Label Donated Seeds with variety, year, and grower name.
Help educate public on seed planting & saving, and the benefit of 'Honoring Seeds for Food & Medicine".
Shared table space on right side of hall for educational offerings & special seeds. Each attender is a volunteer helping co-create this Fee-Free Pure Seed Event.

Attend the fundraising film Tuesday Jan 20 at Limelite for "Open Seseme- The Story of Seeds".
Comment by Heather K on January 5, 2015 at 5:35pm
Master seed-saver & advocates will gather together this Friday, Jan 9th, prior to our main public Jan 25th community swap. Just a few of us meet at a private farm to share stories, seeds, nourishment. Pass your email to either Brian K at Inspiration Farm, or myself, if you would like to be emailed an invitation with details.
Seed Table Guardian Volunteers are still needed to monitor the 12 seed tables an our annual community swap on Sunday Jan 25th. We may do less promotion this year, depending on pre-planning volunteer time. .
Seeds donated to the community seed swap, can be set out on the main central tables. We will direct Master Seed-Savers who wish to set up on their own monitored seed & education table space, to the right side of Majestic Hall, forming a horseshoe shape.
Comment by Heather K on November 17, 2014 at 4:00pm
Seed-Saver & Seed-Planter Swap Event Volunteers Needed January 25, 2015!
Share your time, seeds, knowledge, and tithing abundance!

7th Annual Community Seed Swap & Fundraiser
"Putting Seeds Into the Hands of the People”
Sunday, January 25, 2015!
Doors Open to Public - Time TBA
Location: The Majestic - 1027 North Forest St. (intersection of Maple St)
Fundraiser by Donation. Light refreshments will be served

This is a Pure Seed Event.
Volunteer sign up at or contact Heather K, Sara, or Mary.

Plant Seeds! Celebrate Community!
Comment by Heather K on January 27, 2014 at 3:25pm

Salish Seed Coop network is working towards obtaining seed processing equipment, and initiating local library-banks where seeds can be stored and loaned.

Brian K at Inspiration Farm is helping with this, and has an email list for future classes & events.

Our community seed loving & sharing spirit is abundant!  We had a great 6th annual seed swap on Jan 26, 2014, and plan to put some of our earnings towards seed storage supplies.

Benefits of Saving Open Pollinated Heirloom Seeds-

Local seed-savers continue to support the free exchange of genetic resources for all peoples

Comment by Heather K on December 10, 2013 at 3:28pm

Seed-savers & Volunteer Set-Up for Community Seed Swap at 1 pm, Sunday Jan 26.

Later, Doors Open to Public at 2:30pm. * *We need volunteers to host over 12 seed-tables during public swap hours. Contact Heather K or Sustainable Bellingham, to volunteer for specific seed table.  Details on event page:

Comment by Heather K on December 10, 2013 at 3:24pm

Growing Biennials for Seed” - Dec 16th, Webinar with Seed Savers Exchange - Register online or look for in archives afterward.

Seed Savers Exchange Webinar Archive


Comment by Heather K on November 10, 2013 at 4:04pm

Some of us will visit Inspiration Farm today this Sunday and bring food & seeds to share.  Contact Brian K is you are interested in joining us.

I've been gifted a bearded soft winter wheat 'Honey' variety from the Allegheny Mountain plateau watersheds, to share with grain seed-saver/growers.  I will bring some seed to Inspiration Farm today between 5pm- 7pm.   My Pennsylvania farmer friends have been growing this wheat for years.  It the only one the deer don't eat.  TLyle grinds it into pancake mix in the countries first solar powered grain mill!

Our 6th annual Community Seed Swap 2014 now seeking volunteers for set up & planning.  Date is Sunday January 26th, 2014!

Comment by Heather K on March 19, 2013 at 2:42pm

'Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding'  Weds March 20th 2013 with Dr. John Navazio (Organic Seed Alliance Senior Scientist and Washington State University Seed Extension Specialist)   “You’ll learn how to improve vegetable quality through careful seed selection and improvement as well as how to select for reproductive fitness, yield, disease resistance, and improved performance under adverse conditions. Dr. Navazio will share his knowledge on seed growing basics, sourcing germplasm, and conducting variety trials, as well as basic variety improvement techniques for inbreeding and outbreeding crops. In addition, all attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Navazio's recent book The Organic Seed Grower: A Farmer’s Guide to Vegetable Seed Production, itself a $50 value. Visit to learn about the book.”

Both Krista Rome & myself will be attending this event.

John Navazio, Ph.D. "trains farmers, university students, and others in organic seed production and the fundamentals of participatory, on-farm plant breeding for organic systems. His breeding work includes increasing genetic breadth in a number of vegetable crops for their nutritional quality, flavor, texture, ability to scavenge nutrients, compete with weeds, and resist heat and drought."


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