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Be a Local Hero: Learn How to Grow, Save and Share Seeds

A KYCC event presented by KASSI

2024-03-05 18:30:00 2024-03-05 19:30:00 America/New_York Be a Local Hero: Learn How to Grow, Save and Share Seeds For teens. Learn how to grow, save and share seeds to contribute to climate-resilient, sustainable food systems. Calvin Park Branch -

Tuesday, March 05
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-05 18:30:00 2024-03-05 19:30:00 America/New_York Be a Local Hero: Learn How to Grow, Save and Share Seeds For teens. Learn how to grow, save and share seeds to contribute to climate-resilient, sustainable food systems. Calvin Park Branch -

For teens. Learn how to grow, save and share seeds to contribute to climate-resilient, sustainable food systems.

"Our seeds are disappearing.

When seed varieties vanish from the marketplace, they evaporate not only from collective memory but also from the evolutionary story of the earth.  Seeds are more like Bengal tigers than vinyl records, which can simply be remanufactured.  Once gone, seeds cannot be resurrected.

Goodbye, cool seeds.  Goodbye, history of civilization.  Goodbye, food.

A seed makes itself.  A seed doesn’t need a geneticist or hybridist or publicist or matchmaker.  But it needs help.  Sometimes it needs a moth or a wasp or a gust of wind.  Sometimes it needs a farm and it needs a farmer.  It needs a garden and a gardener."

Join Cathy Christie from the Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) as we explore why and how we can save seeds for the future. Participants will be able to take seeds home.

KASSI is a non-profit organization founded by local farmers, backyard and market gardeners, and concerned community members. We want to increase seed and thereby, food sovereignty for the Kingston region. To learn more about KASSI and their initiative, click here.

To learn more about KYCC and how you can get involved as a teen volunteer, click here.

AGE GROUP: | Teens |

EVENT TYPE: | Climate and Sustainability |

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Calvin Park Branch

Phone: 613-549-8888

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