Salish Seed Guild

Business Type: Education, Access & Advocacy

Bellingham, WA

    • Salish Seed Guild
    • 619 East Laurel Road
    • Bellingham, WA 98226

About Us

Salish Seed Guild's mission is to honor the biodiversity of seeds grown in our local foodshed and to encourage the caretaking of genetic seed diversity for future generations.

In 2021 the Salish Seed Guild will begin creating a Community Seed Garden: an educational garden for hands-on workshops and a source of locally adapted, community-grown seed.

Seeds grown in the garden will serve as the foundation for expanded seed distribution to those in need in Whatcom County via seed swaps, a seed library, and food banks. The seed garden will help to preserve locally-adapted seed genetics, essential to the long-term food security of our community. The garden will also serve as an educational farm where community members can learn how to grow, harvest, process, and save their own seeds, which will build community resilience and partnerships.

In 2021 we will begin our efforts on privately-owned land in a Central-Whatcom County location. Inspiration Farm and a neighboring property have agreed to host us. Our ultimate dream is to have a Community Seed Garden site on public land, so that it can be as accessible, inclusive, and visible as possible. Please join us in advocating to City and County staff about the importance of including community-run vegetable and seed gardens and food forests in public parks and on other publicly-owned properties that are suitable for agriculture.

Please donate to help support the establishment and management of the Community Seed Garden!


Our Services

  • Local Resources
  • Community Garden
  • Food Access & Nutrition Education

Location

    • Salish Seed Guild
    • 619 East Laurel Road
    • Bellingham, WA 98226
    • Open to the Public: No