KinSeed grew out of the Kootenay Native Plant Society (KNPS), a non-profit environmental organization established in 2012 to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation and restoration of West Kootenay native plants and natural habitats through education, research, and on-the-ground activities. We are proud to work closely with KNPS and continue to connect people, plants, and place!
We share our spaces with other beings – animals, insects, fungi, bacteria, plants. By establishing ourselves and creating our home spaces we have altered and disturbed the home spaces of others. See yourself as part of of something special, all life. Share your home with other beings, as if they are kin.
For seeds, we can either:
Yellow glacier lilies and lomatiums at Pulpit Rock, Nelson. Get out for a hike and see the beauty of plants. Maintain your distance from other people and enjoy the splendour of native wildflowers!
As we continue to practice physical distancing and taking care of ourselves and others during this health crisis, we have adapted how we can get native seeds and advice to you! Please contact us via email to inquire about how to incorporate truly native seeds into your home spaces.
Stay in touch because, as we move into spring and hopefully the easing of physical distancing measures, we could once again be available for home visits and more consultation and, of course will continue to have ecotypic seeds for sale. Later on the year, we will have native plants for sale as well!
We can assist you with ecological gardening and restoration consulting and coaching – how best to design with and incorporate native plants into your home spaces. We can provide you with native plant seeds from our pre-packaged selection or work with you, through our contract nursery services, to develop a seed mix or suite of propagated native plants suitable for you and your family, and ecologically appropriate for your garden, yard, or restoration project. Come see us at an event or attend a program in our community. Check out the calendar.
- mail seeds directly to you (cost of seeds plus postage) or
- if you’re in Nelson, you can come by our home to pick up seeds (in ziplock bag attached to mailbox outside front door).
Payment can be in cash (also in ziplock please) or by e-transfer. Additional information provided by email. Single species seed packets are $5 ea. and seed mix packets are $7 ea. (please see seeds page for selection). For larger orders we can work with you to make a custom seed mix that best fits your property.
KinSeed ecological gardening and native plant seed Rewilding for all beings, working with you We share our spaces with other beings – animals, insects, fungi, bacteria, plants. By