I got an email the other day that made me feel good! 

It was a general email from someone who used to live in our ‘hood. She is now a Seed Security Program Coordinator for the local food security group Farm Folk City Folk.

In her capacity as such, she was reaching out to see if a few people in our neighbourhood, who started a community level seed saving library, might be willing to share the story with other communities in BC thinking of doing something similar.

A seed library promotes food security by encouraging the community to keep and exchange food plant seeds that are grown locally and organically!

I haven’t been involved in the seed saving initiative in my ‘hood, but know those who are and have been by the seed library stand in our ‘hood. The experience was exhilarating.

It felt so good to walk by this wooden stand (an old bookshelf) and see all these seeds. The idea was to leave any extra seeds you want to (packaged up simply) and take any you might want to plant.

So simple.

So powerful.

Food sovereignty.

I’m so proud of the people I know in my community who are growing their own food and also sharing with others.  I hope this inspires some of you to connect with other like-minded people in your ‘hood to start something that supports food community connecting, sharing, caring.“If we moved from industrialized agriculture to re-localized organic agriculture, we could sequester about one quarter of the carbon moving into the air and destroying our glaciers, oceans, forests and lands.” …  Winona LaDuke