Seed CSA


What is a Seed CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a model that was developed as a way for people to deepen their connections with their sources of sustenance by supporting farms and farmers directly.  Here is how it works: you sign up as a member early in the season (2019 memberships are being accepted now) paying for farm products upfront so the farmer has the means to produce the desired goods for the member. The member typically receives more than fair market value in produce/goods during the growing season, after the early investment is made.

Our Seed CSA is the first of its kind! Instead of produce, members receive seeds, labour, soil amendments, as well as tips and guidance so that you and your garden succeed, from seed to produce, and finally back to seed again. This seed can then be saved by you for the next season, or we can take care of the seed harvest and storage–assisting you in creating your own seed collection.

Join a community of seed stewards by becoming a member of our unique CSA seed program. You will receive 3 shipments of 4-5 seasonally appropriate heirloom seed varieties and in quantities that match the size of your garden. Additional varieties are available upon request and for additional cost. The first shipment of seed will be given to you shortly after enrollment, the 2nd in July, and third in September. We will provide our very own open-pollinated, organic seeds and the planting instructions you need to be a successful gardener. Labour and soil amendments are available to those in Guelph and surrounding area within a 30 km radius of Guelph. We are happy to accept and assist members outside of our immediate zone, though fuel charges will apply.

For interested members there will be an online forum where we will share and learn together about seed germination, harvesting, and storage to ensure a successful growing and seed saving experience. As an added bonus, we will provide a size appropriate amount of Hop Compost TM as well as 2 of our handmade Seed Ball packets to get you started on your seedy adventure!

Please contact us at info@backyardseedsavers.com to enroll in our first ever Seed CSA, book your customized planting sessions, and receive your personalized quote.

 

Seed CSA Options

Garden OptionsSeed OnlyLabour + SeedLabour + Seed
+ Soil Amendment
1. URBAN gardens under 200 square feet$100$300$500
2. SMALL gardens under 200-500 square feet$150$500$700
3. LARGE gardens 500-2000 square feet$200$1000$1500
4. HOMESTEAD gardens over 2000 square feet$300Contact us for a quoteContact us for a quote
5. We take care of EVERYTHING
from garden installation to cultivation
to harvest.
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