10AM - 12:30PM on November 16
1:00 - 3:30PM on November 25
6:00 - 8:00PM on December 1
Six individuals, mostly from the Kitsilano area, met to assemble wooden boxes that were shoebox size and painted them. The Seed Libraries are part of ongoing seed saving and sharing to build local community and personal food producing gardens in Vancouver Neighbourhoods.
Attendees were middle to senior aged and expressed their interest in supporting local food security initiatives. The workshops were designed to help individuals build boxes for use in their communities and other Vancouver neighbourhoods. A goal of Village Vancouver is to find permanent locations for some VV Seed Libraries - for instance at Community Centres, Libraries, and Neighbourhood Houses.
· I've never done anything quite like it before. It was fun.
· I liked working with a group of people on the seed boxes.
· If you need help on something like this again, let me know.
About Village Vancouver’s Seed Saving Initiative:
The Village Vancouver Seed Libraries program currently includes two large community seed boxes that are taken to various locations (street fairs, harvest festivals, garden work parties, workshops, potlucks, community food markets, drop-in spaghetti nights, etc.) within the City as many as 40 times a year to share with the public. Other Seed Saving programs include Seed Saving workshops, a Cedar Cottage Seed Bank, Dunbar Village Seed Savers Project, helping organize the 1st BC Seed Gathering and leading the Community Access to Seeds Roundtable, and donating seeds to youth and school garden programs.