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Our community of gardeners and growers work together to evoke incremental change with massive potential. We think big, act small, and deliver unexpected impact; supporting seeders, feeders, keepers, and the tiniest of creepers. Whether for environmental advocacy, food security, health and well-being, or social impact, West Coast Seeds believes that little can be large. Read stories from our community about the positive change they’re seeding around the world.

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For over 50 years, SPEC has brought a range of environmental concerns to the attention of policymakers, industry and the public. SPEC is one of...

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For over 50 years, SPEC has brought a range of environmental concerns to the attention of policymakers, industry and the public. SPEC is one of the longest running not-for -profits in BC, through its public education and advocacy work, SPEC...

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Most people are keen on beans. String or snap bush beans are like any vegetable, best for health fresh-picked. They are tender and sweet right...

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Most people are keen on beans. String or snap bush beans are like any vegetable, best for health fresh-picked. They are tender and sweet right off the branch. Fine restaurants often plate a few alongside gourmet fare. Bars offer pickled...

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The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) has embarked on a new, fresh project that provides supplemental greens to our Community Agency Partners (CAPs): we’ve started...

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The Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) has embarked on a new, fresh project that provides supplemental greens to our Community Agency Partners (CAPs): we’ve started a community garden!  Tucked away in a parking lot in behind our Vancouver CAP Market,...

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Support through charitable giving is fundamental to our mission of repairing the world, one seed at a time. West Coast Seeds held a call for...

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Support through charitable giving is fundamental to our mission of repairing the world, one seed at a time. West Coast Seeds held a call for submissions of original artwork for a chance to be featured on one of our seed...

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Support through charitable giving is fundamental to our mission of repairing the world, one seed at a time. West Coast Seeds held a call for...

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Support through charitable giving is fundamental to our mission of repairing the world, one seed at a time. West Coast Seeds held a call for submissions of original artwork for a chance to be featured on one of our seed...

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Here's how to make a natural, healthy soil factory with bokashi composting and turn valuable food waste into rich compost in just 6 weeks. Watch the...

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Here's how to make a natural, healthy soil factory with bokashi composting and turn valuable food waste into rich compost in just 6 weeks. Watch the video and follow the steps below to get started.    Regular composting can take months...

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It’s that exciting time of year when we’re starting to see our gardens explode with activity and growth! This means we’ll soon be pulling delicious...

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It’s that exciting time of year when we’re starting to see our gardens explode with activity and growth! This means we’ll soon be pulling delicious and bountiful harvests from all the plants we started from seed and nurtured to this...

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Healthy soils gives us healthy, tasty food, it does not matter on scale. Creating and maintaining healthy soils should be the main focus of anyone...

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Healthy soils gives us healthy, tasty food, it does not matter on scale. Creating and maintaining healthy soils should be the main focus of anyone growing plants. Healthy soil will grow the healthiest plants with the least amount of work...

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If you're a gardener, you know that there are a lot of different ways to improve your garden. You can add fertilizer, compost, and soil...

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If you're a gardener, you know that there are a lot of different ways to improve your garden. You can add fertilizer, compost, and soil amendments to make your plants thrive. But have you ever tried using worm castings? Worm...

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You’ve probably seen those photos on Instagram—the ones of happy flower farmers with armloads of flowers and gorgeous bouquets, and thought to yourself, “if only...

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You’ve probably seen those photos on Instagram—the ones of happy flower farmers with armloads of flowers and gorgeous bouquets, and thought to yourself, “if only I could grow flowers like that!” Imagine waking up in the morning and heading out...

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My name is Ashley Esakin and I am a soil scientist. I am located in a Canadian Zone 3 and a USDA Zone 4. I write articles...

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My name is Ashley Esakin and I am a soil scientist. I am located in a Canadian Zone 3 and a USDA Zone 4. I write articles on Gardening in Canada, make YouTube videos, Instagram and Facebook posts all designed for Canadians and Cold Climate gardeners using...

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Critics who visit our farm to learn about our style of no-till often point out that our deep mulch system isn’t viable for most regions...

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Critics who visit our farm to learn about our style of no-till often point out that our deep mulch system isn’t viable for most regions of the world. They’re correct. Very few farms have the necessary resources in their area...

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Home Hardware Stores Limited has a long-standing reputation for building communities and helping people, and the Home Hardware Community Garden is just one example of...

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Home Hardware Stores Limited has a long-standing reputation for building communities and helping people, and the Home Hardware Community Garden is just one example of that. The national home improvement retailer established the garden in 2016 on a piece of...

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One thing you should know about me: I live for garden season. Nothing beats eating freshly picked tomatoes off the vine or carrots with a...

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One thing you should know about me: I live for garden season. Nothing beats eating freshly picked tomatoes off the vine or carrots with a little dirt on them — not to mention the excitement of growing a new vegetable! ...

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Hey folks! With the 2022 gardening season just around the corner, I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling still a bit in the midst...

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Hey folks! With the 2022 gardening season just around the corner, I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling still a bit in the midst of turbulent and uncertain times. I'm sure I'm not the only one that is looking...

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Over the past few years, edible gardening has seen a surge in popularity. Spurred by the garden to table movement, the slow living movement and...

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Over the past few years, edible gardening has seen a surge in popularity. Spurred by the garden to table movement, the slow living movement and surely aided by our new found appreciation for all things local, vegetable gardens are thriving...

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Wow - what a season it has been! With the temperatures approaching freezing and the shortest day of the year just around the corner, our...

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Wow - what a season it has been! With the temperatures approaching freezing and the shortest day of the year just around the corner, our garden is officially all bundled up for the winter (and by bundled up we mean...

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Thrive is a non-profit organization based in Canada that was founded in 2008 to help eradicate extreme poverty. Thrive took a different approach than most...

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Thrive is a non-profit organization based in Canada that was founded in 2008 to help eradicate extreme poverty. Thrive took a different approach than most to the concept of charity though, and instead of giving help in the form of...

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The Growing Place Community Garden was developed by the Crescent Valley Resource Centre, located in one of Saint John, NB’s priority neighbourhoods. The project was...

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The Growing Place Community Garden was developed by the Crescent Valley Resource Centre, located in one of Saint John, NB’s priority neighbourhoods. The project was formed in response to a regional need for increased access to both arable land and...

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The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden (SCBG) is in West Sechelt on BC’s Sunshine Coast. Our garden is 16 hectares of mostly flat land. The property...

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The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden (SCBG) is in West Sechelt on BC’s Sunshine Coast. Our garden is 16 hectares of mostly flat land. The property was logged in the early part of the 20th century, later became a working food...

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Seed the City is a youth work experience program that teaches high school students how to grow, harvest, and share food grown on school grounds...

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Seed the City is a youth work experience program that teaches high school students how to grow, harvest, and share food grown on school grounds in the Greater Victoria School District. Beyond a place where students can gain food literacy...

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For the past six years we have prioritized equitable access to outdoor play and learning by dedicating a full time teaching position to garden learning....

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For the past six years we have prioritized equitable access to outdoor play and learning by dedicating a full time teaching position to garden learning. This last year our fundraising efforts culminated in a brand new school garden built to...

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The Cowichan Lake Community Garden is located in the Town of Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. It was created in 2014 by volunteers from the...

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The Cowichan Lake Community Garden is located in the Town of Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. It was created in 2014 by volunteers from the community and with the support of Town Council, the Island Health Authority, and the Cowichan...

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Access County Community Support Services has become a pillar of community partnerships. Access has strengthened the relationships between those living in isolated situations and the...

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Access County Community Support Services has become a pillar of community partnerships. Access has strengthened the relationships between those living in isolated situations and the services available within our community. Access provides opportunities and social experiences for all, especially those...

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