Toronto Seed Library
Journalist, public speaker, musician, community organizer, gardener and human rights defender and most recently family farmer, 27 year-old Jacob Kearey-Moreland is co-founder of Occupy Gardens, the Toronto Seed Library (TSL), Orillia Community Gardens and the Bass Lake Market Garden. He is recognized as one of Canada’s top youth environmentalists.
An Interdependent Candidate in the last Federal Election, Jacob is active in diverse social movements, unified through food and justice. Jacob is dedicated to illuminating the centrality of free food and seed sharing projects and policies, as strategic priorities for our planet and our hungry and growing population. With his deep rooted belief that seeds are living beings, cannot be patented and belong in the Commons, he is an advocate for seed libraries and the recent integration of seed and resource sharing in public libraries, schools and public places.
Spreading the message of “Peas & Lovage in SOILidarity,” TSL has built a widespread community network of seed sharing since its 2012 inception with more than 20 branches, distributing over a quarter million packs of free seeds to thousands of gardeners across the GTA, supporting over 35 seed libraries across Ontario and the new International Seed Library Association.