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 summer, especially for tomatoes. Let’s hope for a better growing year in 2017.
Heirloom tomatoes and peppers were grown in a new garden at the Creston Museum. Visitors loved seeing the garden and learning about the history of these plants. And, the community seed bank will be featured on Flavours of the West Coast, a CHEK-TV documentary on local food in BC, to be aired on February 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm.
The Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank Committee is now seeking more dedicated growers for the 2017 season. Contact us at DMseedbank (@) gmail.com or on our Facebook page. We will be expanding our seed collection with greens, carrots, legumes, melons, and other vegetables. Come visit us at Seedy Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Farmers’ Market!