Program Seven: Heirloom Seed Sanctuary


The Sisters of Providence began the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary as a way of helping the local community understand the importance of preserving seeds that are a part of nature’s bounty and diversity.



An overview of the history of Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.





  • Videos:

Program Seven: Heirloom Seed Sanctuary


  • Websites:

Sisters of Providence Click Here





Study Guide




The goal of Program Seven is to learn about ministry of the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary and how it serves the people of Kingston.



1. Show the video "Program Seven: Heirloom Seed Sanctuary"


2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • What is the purpose of the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary?
  • Why is diversity of seeds important?
  • What are Genetically Modified Seeds?


3. Option for Take-Home Assignment. Using the internet, find more facts about:

  • Heirloom seeds.
  • Saving seeds.
  • Different varieties of fruits and vegetables that you don't
    see in grocery stores.
  • How Canadian Catholics can support the work of Sisters of Providence.