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General News · 24th August 2017
Lu Schanfarber
We are thrilled to have gardener-activist Dan Jason as our first speaker for our NEW Cortes Garden Club! He will speak at 7 pm at 961 Gregg Road on Tuesday, Sept 12.

"A passionate gardener since he planted his backyard in Montreal at age 13, Dan Jason is committed to empowering people to grow their own food and save their own seed.

Since 1976 he has lived on Salt Spring Island, BC, where he created the mail order seed company Salt Spring Seeds, which specializes in heritage and heirloom open-pollinated and non-GMO seed varieties of vegetables and plants.

Dan was strongly involved in Seeds of Diversity Canada in the early years, and founded the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada in 2003, which he now heads.

Dan has written many books, including his most recent The Power of Pulses. Dan’s best-selling book Saving Seeds as if Our Lives Depended On It is now in its 6th printing.

As an active critic of genetically modified seeds, patents on living organisms and industrial agriculture in general, he is a dedicated educator on sustainable organic gardening and farming, food politics, seed saving, and a farmer of beautiful gardens full of vegetables, grains, medicinal and culinary herbs and flowers."

By donation. Contact Lu for more info.