Visited both the Saltspring Seed Catalog and the Seed Sanctuary website, to see what varieties of beets and species of squash are offered.

Got a little surprise!

Dan’s catalog has one variety of beet,  Early Wonder Tall Top and no species of squash for sale.  We may have to either chose other vegetables for our pilot seed saving project or consider other sources of seed.  Other options???

The Sanctuary Program is more geared to maintained biological diversity through the growing out of open-pollinated heritage seeds.

Dan offers members, five types of seed to grow and save.  These seeds might not be the varieties that we would initially want to save as a group.  Although any individual can participate.  Think Louise was growing some bean varieties for Dan, a few years back.