A Dr. Bonnie Henry blend of Cosmos was included in a package BC Farm Museum president Karen Long assembled. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

A Dr. Bonnie Henry blend of Cosmos was included in a package BC Farm Museum president Karen Long assembled. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Volunteers assembled 600 Seeds for Seniors bags to be gifted around Aldergrove community

PHOTOS: Dr. Bonnie Henry blend of seeds instructs planters to ‘bee kind, bee calm, bee safe’

Volunteers assembled 600 Seeds for Seniors bags at the BC Farm Museum in Fort Langley on Thursday morning.

Karen Long, president of the farm museum, led the charge by inviting volunteers to the museum courtyard where a masked and social distanced assembly line formed.

Cherry tomato and lettuce seeds, plus small plastic planting cups and seed guiders are included in the brown paper bags.

A Dr. “Bonnie Henry Cosmos blend” from West Coast Seeds is also included, playing on the provincial health officers mantra; “bee kind, bee calm, bee safe.”

READ MORE: Langley museum devoted to farming history ready to open for season April 1

“The bags will be delivered to senior organizations to pass on to their clients and residents,” explained Long, who noted the project was supported by a Government of Canada’s New Horizon grant.

The first 250 of the packages were delivered to Langley Meals on Wheels for distribution throughout the spring, and others are being dropped off for Evergreen Timbers residents, as well as with the Aldergrove Veterans and Seniors Centre.

The last will be distributed through the farm museum and a few other non-profits around town, Long said.


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Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

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