Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Another wonderful seed BANK (not library)

Read the complete "about" details at the link....

What Is The Populuxe Seed Bank…

The Populuxe Seed Bank is a privately run seed bank located in Victoria, BC.

In January 2009 I decided to start my own private seed bank. Over the course of 2009 and 2010 the original number of a handful of varieties of seeds I started with has grown to over 75 heirloom and open pollinated varieties, and is growing exponentially as each month passes, and other dedicated growers donate their seeds for preservation.

The Populuxe Seed Bank was born to acquire seeds, grow them out, and then redistribute them to anybody wishing to grow these varieties. The Populuxe Seed Bank also documents seed histories to preserve the stories associated with the variety. The Populuxe Seed Bank helps to educate other private growers on how they can start their own seed bank to help preserve biodiversity.

The Populuxe Seed Bank has a twitter feed here.


  1. Thanks for the post and link! Always pleased to meet others doing what they can to foster OP and heirloom varieties!

  2. Thank you for your work and for blazing a trail for others to follow! It's wonderful to have the resource of the internet to 'meet' folks like you, even if we can't walk through each others' gardens and chat face to face. SLOLA has really hit a chord here in Los Angeles; our membership is somewhere around 50 and we are only two months old. We are just beginning to acquire seed and establishing the ground rules on growing things out. It's a great adventure! A little daunting, but a great adventure!