Community Roots

Seed Donations

Gardening strengthens our physical and mental wellbeing. It provides a sense of accomplishment, reduces anxiety, and fills the mind with wonder. By working with non-profit organizations, charities, community-based education groups and schools, we hope to build beautiful garden spaces that give people a place to learn, socialize, and grow.

Our seed donation boxes are prepacked with a mix of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that were packaged for sale from previous years. Box sizes range from 25-200 packages. Larger donations are also available and considered on a case-by-case basis. School garden boxes are available in 25 and 50 packets and are packed to suit the school year.

 

Program Qualifications

You may be eligible for a Seed Donation if you are:

  • An educator looking for seeds for a school garden, classroom project, or for community education workshops.
  • a charity or non-profit organization promoting organic gardening and growing practices.
  • a community garden growing food to freely share with community based, non-profit organizations.
  • an international non-profit organization advancing self-sufficient food production. Please contact us for more details regarding our shipping policies for this type of donation.

List of Community groups/projects that we support:

  • Community farms

  • Community gardens- food bank donations

  • Emergency relief e.g. natural disasters

  • Farmers Market Association

  • Food Security Initiatives

  • Garden Societies

  • Pollinator projects

  • Rehabilitation facilities

  • Seed libraries

  • Seniors’ facilities

  • Schools/school garden programs

  • Urban and Sustainable Ag Farm programs

We charge a flat fee of $10 (Canada) and $15 (USA) to cover shipping costs. Please do not send payment before your application approved. 

Seed packets donated by West Coast seeds may not be sold, used in fundraising, or given as gifts or prizes.