Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank

A Bit About Us

We are a community-run seed bank centred in the Creston valley.

The seed collection includes hundreds of tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons, peas, and beans. We will be adding other vegetables and culinary herbs in the future.

The Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank is not one grower or farm, but a whole community of seed savers.

Our mission is to maintain a collection of viable, genetically pure, open-pollinated, non-GMO, ecologically grown seeds that will contribute to local food security in the Creston Valley.

The seed bank distributes seeds or plants to volunteers each year and provides assistance with seed saving activities. Our growers then return some of their seeds to the bank at end of season.

We are always looking for new seed savers to join our community. If you garden or even just keep a few container plants a deck you can be a seed saver!

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Seed Saving Information Posts

  • Seedy Sunday!
    We will have lots of locally grown seeds available by donation this Sunday at the Farmer’s Market from 11am-2pm. Kent Blue Peas, Shishito Peppers, Lingua de Fuoco Beans, Laurel’s Frilly Kale, Feuerwerk Tomato, Jasper Tomato, Noire de Caseboeuf Tomato, Pertsevidnyi Tomato, to name just a small selection!
    Melissa Flint - February 8, 2017
  • The Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank Updates
      The Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank had a successful seed growing season in 2016. Over 50 volunteer growers participated. About 40 varieties of tomato seeds are now in long-term storage along with 12 varieties of pea, 20 varieties of beans, 4 varieties of squash, and 6 peppers. Growing conditions weren’t very good this past [...]
    Melissa Flint - January 6, 2017
  • Creston Seedy Sunday – February 7, 2016
    On February 7th two of the CVFAC initiatives are partnering to bring you Seedy Sunday.  Join the Creston Valley Farmer’s Market and the Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank  at the Rec Centre for an afternoon filled with local farmers, artisans, and seed savers!
    Jeff Nimmo - January 30, 2016