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Salt Spring Seeds
Contact: Dan Jason
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About Us
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 bestselling books, which you'll find in the Books Section of 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.
All Seeds produced by professional growers on and around Salt Spring Island:

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Robear Lebaron – Elderfield Farm, Hornby Island
Jennifer Lloyd, Liz Young, Stowel Lake Farm, SSI
Rod and Pauline Martens, Chorus Frog Farm, SSI
Rupert Adams – Salt Spring Seeds, Kairos Botanicals, SSI
Erinanne Harper, SSI
Adam Schick at Linnaea Farm, Cortes Island
Lucie Desjarlais, Stotan Falls Farm, Courtenay
Karen Selk, SSI
Lesley Mensink, SSI
Arzeena Hamir, Amara Farm/Merville Organics, Courtenay
Sal Dominelli, Gabriola Island

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