2016 Round Up

Populuxe Seed Bank on CBC

This one is pretty exciting, and I’ve been sitting on the announcement for a few weeks now. I was interviewed by CBC for their latest episode of Ideas! The episode is (as you might expect) all about seed banks.

It’s called Seed Banks: Re-sowing Paradise, and you can take a listen right over here. There are a ton of really interesting people interviewed, and they talk about everything from Svalbard to my little seed bank right here.

Seed Sales

Thank you to all of you who have sent me a message already hoping to purchase some seeds from the bank this year – your excitement is wonderful! They’re not quite ready yet (they’re currently undergoing germination testing), but they’re coming soon!

Expect to hear a formal announcement in January, and as usual they will be sold through the Populuxe Seed Bank etsy store. I will have lower quantities than most years due to the weather this summer, so get them while you can once they are announced. As always, seed sales will be announced on the mailing list first.

Speaking of which…

The Mailing List

I’ve migrated over the mailing list to a new service. If you’ve already signed up, never fear, you’ve been migrated over as well, so there’s no need to re-sign up to receive the quarterly newsletter.

The real reason for the migration is to make it all easier on the back end, and that means more timely emails to all subscribers. As always, you can sign up using the handy form in the side bar to your left if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Members of the newsletter get discounts codes for seeds sold through the annual seed sale, along with special updates and news about the bank. It’s a quarterly newsletter, so your inbox won’t be inundated (I hate that too), and your sign up information is secure and won’t ever be sold.

Current Seed Bank Holdings

The list has been updated! There’ll be another smaller update in late winter/early spring as well, but for now you can check out what’s currently in the seed bank over here.

Last But Not Least…

This time of year is all about sharing, and there’s nothing more to me that harnesses that more than our community of seed savers and sharers all around the world.

So, whatever you do (or don’t) celebrate this time of year, from me to you, I hope you have a happy season with friends, family, and lots of good food!

See you all in 2017, which marks the 10th year anniversary of the Populuxe Seed Bank!



Canada Post is no longer performing strike actions, but please note due to the back log of mail, your seeds may still be delayed in reaching you. Dismiss