– From the website:
“The SOUTH SOUND SEED COALITION, [is] a partnership between the Olympia Seed Exchange, South Sound Seed Stewards (S4) and Eastside Urban Farm & Garden Center. We are combining forces to create a more powerful seed and farming resource for the South Puget Sound.
In 2015 the Coalition will sponsor training sessions, garden tours, seed exchanges, and field trips to assist the home gardener and local farmer in expanding their knowledge regarding the importance and specifics of seed saving.
Community members can join us for the trainings to become a Certified Seed Saver.”
– From Lois Willman, VP of South Sound Seed Stewards (S4):
“We are thrilled to announce this collaboration in an effort to expand the educational and practical skills in the area of seed preservation. The South Sound Seed Stewards organization, which was founded 21 years ago, sees this as another step forward in community independence and self-reliance by producing and sharing locally adapted, open-pollinated seeds.
When one considers our current environmental and geopolitical climate, we believe it is now more important than ever to provide the home gardener with the educational resources necessary for sustainable gardeningnot just how to grow, but how to select, harvest and preserve seeds for the future.”