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Semences du patrimoine Canada
1-12 Dupont St. West, Waterloo, ON N2L 2X6
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you send me a catalogue?
We are not a seed company; we're an organization for seed savers. Our members save seeds of rare garden plants and exchange them through a member-to-member seed exchange. You can join and participate!
How does membership work?
- Subscriptions to our quarterly Seeds of Diversity magazine, and our monthly email bulletin. These are available in English and French, and keep members up to date on Seeds of Diversity's seed conservation work, news about seed issues in Canada and around the world, and give handy do-it-yourself instructions for saving seeds, gardening, and attracting native pollinators.
- Our annual Member Seed Directory in early winter each year, linking members who offer over 3000 different kinds of vegetable, grain, fruit, herb, and flower seeds.
Memberships run from January to December of each year. If you join after May 31, we give you the next year’s membership so that you can use the Seed Directory. If you prefer the current year, just let us know in the notes section of the membership form. Join or renew your membership now.
How many members do you have?
We have about 1,000 members from coast to coast in Canada, and some in the U. S. as well.
Can I get the email bulletin for free?
Yes! The monthly email bulletin is available for everyone at no charge. Available in English and French, sign up now.
Can I participate if I live outside Canada?
Yes, memberships cost $10 extra for US members. Contact us if you live in other countries besides the US and Canada. Note that tubers, roots and bulbs cannot cross the border without proper inspection and quarantine. Corn and wheat seeds also cannot cross the border.
Can my group join?
Yes, we welcome groups. Please mention your group in the notes section of the membership form. Group members can share the magazines. The Seed Directory is sometimes used to obtain seeds for project gardens of horticulture groups, but it is not meant to be shared for individual group members' gardens. The people who offer seeds through our Seed Directory are home gardeners, volunteers who save seeds and offer them to help preserve the varieties. We trust that other volunteer organizations will respect our members' dedication and use our Seed Directory responsibly, and for the purposes that our volunteers intend.
How can I donate from my event?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a personalized plan for people to donate directly to us or to ask us about taking up collections. We will be honoured to help you set up in-memoriam, wedding or event donations.