Borrow.Save.Share is a LifeCycles project that supports and networks seed libraries and other seed sharing initiatives across BC. Our aim is to share the community seed saving practices and organizational systems we learned while creating the Victoria Seed Library in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library.
We work collaboratively to connect and improve community seed education while supporting local seed growers.
We are working towards the distribution of a quarterly newsletter to help sow the story of seed. CLICK HERE to sign up for the Borrow.Save.Share newsletter.
This project came into being on Canada’s Pacific Coast, on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Lekwungen and W_SÁNEC peoples. We endeavour to honour the land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. Many of our practices, including the seeds we plant, the ways we educate and our methods of growing food came to these lands through the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.