About Salish Seed Guild

Our members grow, select & store seeds from plants that express genetic strengths adaptable to our soils & changing weather, or unique heirloom qualities that could enhance the resiliency of our local food system.

We advance our mission through a regional Salish Sea network of seed-saving gardeners - farmers & advocates, through organizing & attending regional seed swaps supporting open exchange of seeds, through workshops and educational demonstrations at public events, and by researching, building and acquiring appropriate-scale seed processing equipment and storage facilities.

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

We envision a future where a majority of local farmers and gardeners are saving at least some of their own seeds, with each individual playing a vital role in stewarding locally-adapted seed varieties and diversity. Become a member now.

We envision a future where local farmers are once again educated and skilled in the art and science of selecting, harvesting, threshing, and cleaning seed of all types of food and medicinal plants.

We envision a future where our local seed swaps are no longer dependent on seeds donated by large seed companies from outside the region, and instead become vital trading posts for local growers and seed stewards.      

We invite you to join us in seeding a thriving, equitable, and sustainable local food system! 

Join Us and become a Salish Seed Member Now!

Seed Boxes are Leaving the Libraries May 23

The seed distribution boxes are leaving Nooksack, Everson, and North Fork but are still available at the Rome Store, Inspiration Farm, Birchwood Food Desert, and Living Earth Herbs. Salish Seed Guild distributes seeds which are grown by members and purchased by donation. Thank you very much.

Starts Available for Sale!

Starts are for sale at Inspiration Farm. We have parsley, cilantro, basil, peppers, tomatoes, and cabbage. The address is 619 E Laurel Rd. It's a self-serve farm stand open during daylight hours.

Volunteer Coordinator Wanted!

We're looking for a volunteer coordinator one day per week, either Wednesday or Thursday. This is a volunteer position, and the coordinator will oversee volunteers who show up during the week and get their hands dirty as well! It's expected to be 3 hours once a week. Contact Celt Schira at info@salishseed.org with any questions.

Adopt a Seed

When: This will be on your own time and place Where: Whatcom County, Your garden/ farm, Washington 98226 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

This year we are launching an Adopt a Seed program. This Program will bring the community together, allowing you to help the Salish Seed Guild grow out a wider variety of organic seeds for the community. You will be able to choose from a variety of crops we are looking to grow out for seed…Find Out More

Adopt a Tomato

When: At your own time and place Where: Your garden, Your street, Bellingham and Whatcom, Washington 98225 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Adopt a heritage tomato variety this year. All the varieties are selected by Celt for good taste and solid performance in our tricky maritime climate. It is time to grow out the stored tomato seeds. We are pleased to have more involvement from the gardening community this year. You adopt a variety and grow it…Find Out More