Borrow Save Share aims to support and network seed libraries and other seed sharing initiatives across BC. We help communities establish and run community seed sharing projects.
We work collaboratively to share the resources and practices that our network of seed custodians have found most helpful in their efforts to establish healthy community seed education and sharing projects in British Columbia.
This project was initiated and is still supported by the LifeCycles Project Society.
Healthy seeds are the foundation of a healthy food system. We believe in the power of seed to bring health and joy to our communities. Our work is twofold: to re-connect people and seed and restore community control over the source of our sustenance.
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.