Seeds, Soil, Supper: Think like a forest workshop series

Get ready for the 2020 gardening season & for Seedy Saturday by learning why seeds matter & how to be successful starting your own seeds.

Starting seeds using soil blocks. Image source: GrowJourney

Every garden, every wildscape, every forest starts with a seed. Starting your own plants from seed is a lot of fun and allows you to grow a wonderful variety of heirloom, unusual or locally adapted seedlings for your vegetable garden or wildscape. And it’s a great way to save money!

Learn how to:

  • Read a seed packet (and why it matters)
  • Start vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and fruit
  • Save and share seeds
  • Create your own soil mix
  • Start seeds in soil blocks

Hands on:

  • Making soil blocks


  • 5 quick takeaways on sourcing & starting seeds
  • Make your own soil recipe
  • Seeds from KASSI to plant and share

Facilitator: Cate Henderson from Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI)

Bring a supper dish to share!

Register on eventbrite to let us know you’re coming (we have a limited number of spots).

Think Like a Forest workshop series

“Sometimes, if you just look to the trees, you can see that there are also quiet ways of communicating, and of resisting.” ~Mari Keski-Korsu, Transdisciplinary arti

What does our food system taste like? Why should we empathize with earthworms? How does a forest think? Forests are dynamic, resilient living beings connected in community.

During this time of climate chaos, become part of the solution. Forests can become our teachers for new ways of seeing and interacting with the world. As we learn how to think like a forest, we can awaken our senses, reshape our food system and discover new ways of sustainable being and doing that support the long term flourishing of Earth.

This workshop series explores our relationship with food, soil, and the wild beings with whom we share this land. If we learn from the wisdom of wild forests, from each other and from our experiences on the land, we can become wise Earth stewards.

Think Like a Forest workshop series sponsored by Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners and Kingston’s Food Forest Network, including:

Follow up this workshop by visiting our local seed growers and celebrating local seeds at Kingston’s Seedy Saturday. Saturday March 14 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at LCVI.