Become a Member

You can become an active or supporting member of Salt Spring Sanctuary Society, or you can gift someone with a membership.

For a one-time $20 fee, an Active Membership provides access to some of the most important seeds in our collection for life, provided you continue to return some of the seed yearly. Each year you can choose up to another five varieties from that year's selections (or if available some of the varieties from the previous year) and actively help us by growing them out and returning some of the seed to us. If your crops are successful, you can keep most of the seed for your own future plantings. This way, you can help us bulk up some of our top cultivars and thus enable us to share them with other individuals, organizations and seed banks. You’ll find the varieties offered at any given time under Bulk Me Up.

A supporting membership helps the Sanctuary out with important seed money. We will issue an official receipt for income tax purposes in the amount of your donation at tax time.

A $20 gift membership will provide your recipient with the same benefits as an active membership.

The quantity of seed we send you or your gift recipient will depend on the availability of growing space and our availability of seed. If more than five varieties is desired, we'll request an additional donation. If you're happy with us choosing the seeds for you, we'll gladly do that.

By becoming a member of the Seed and Plant Sanctuary, you help to preserve Canada's rich diversity of food and medicinal plants in a time when our agricultural heritage is threatened more than ever.

Paying By PayPal

PayPal is a very well known and safe online payment company. If you have a credit card you can quickly and easily sign up with PayPal and send us money via the internet.

If you are purchasing an active membership here is how the seed selection works:

  1. Click the Active Membership button above and either register for an account or sign in
  2. When you are making your purchase please include your selected seed varieties in the Message to Seller field

If you are purchasing a gift membership here is how the seed selection works:

  1. Click the Gift Membership button above and either register for an account or sign in
  2. When you are making your purchase please include either include your selected seed varieties to gift, or contact details for your gift recipient in the Message to Seller field

Paying By Cheque or Money Order

Your cheque or money order should be made out to Salt Spring Sanctuary Society.

If you are signing up for an active membership please include information on which five seed varieties you are interested in.

If you are purchasing gift memberships please include information on which five seed varieties you would like us to send your gift recipient OR provide their contact information so that we can contact them.

Our address is Salt Spring Sanctuary Society, PO Box 465 Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1