South Sound Seed Stewards Mission Statement
Knowing that in our present geopolitical state, many seed companies, which have provided the non-hybrid and open-pollinated varieties, are no longer in business and/or are producing hybrid varieties mainly for the commercial growers, South Sound Seed Stewards has organized for the purpose of:
* Encouraging community independence and self-reliance through producing and sharing locally-adapted, open-pollinated seeds.
* Providing for the home gardener an educational resource in sustainable gardening.
* Protecting and collecting the seed from our non-hybrid, open- pollinated varieties
* Creating a Seed Bank of non-hybrid, open-pollinated seeds which have been acclimated to our region.
Safe Seed Pledge
We shall never knowingly buy, sell or distribute genetically engineered seeds or plants.
Meetings are held at the Yelm Adult Community Center – Senior Center 16530 SE 103 Avenue in Yelm. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with classes starting at 7 p.m. The first hour is designated as a general garden class, followed by a half hour break for participants to share information and problem-solve regarding various garden issues. The second hour class session is dedicated to specific seed saving information.