KinSeed Ecologies


ecological gardening and native plant seed


Rewilding for all beings, working with you

We share our spaces with other beings – animals, insects, fungi, bacteria, plants.  By establishing ourselves and creating our home spaces we have altered and disturbed the home spaces of others.  See yourself as part of of something special, all life.  Share your home with other beings, as if they are kin.

We can assist you with ecological gardening and restoration consulting and coaching – how best to design with and incorporate native plants into your home spaces.  We can provide you with native plant seeds from our pre-packaged selection or work with you, through our contract nursery services, to develop a seed mix or suite of propagated native plants suitable for you and your family, and ecologically appropriate for your garden, yard, or restoration project. Come see us at an event or attend a program in our community. Check out the calendar.

KinSeed Ecologies grew out of the Kootenay Native Plant Society (KNPS), a non-profit environmental organization established in 2012 to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation and restoration of West Kootenay native plants and natural habitats through education, research, and on-the-ground activities.   We are proud to work closely with KNPS and continue to connect people, plants, and place!

Yellow glacier lilies and lomatiums at Pulpit Rock, Nelson.  Get out for a hike and see the beauty of plants. Maintain your distance from other people and enjoy the splendour of native wildflowers!


2023 Fall Markets!

KinSeed will be selling ecotypic native plants and seeds at three markets this spring.

Both native plants and seeds will be available.  Please click on link below for plant availability.

Link: Plant Availability List – Fall 2023

SATURDAY, OCT 14 – Nelson

Nelson – “Sharing the plant love”

Selling native plants and seeds!

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  524 Innes Street, Nelson

Room To Bloom – Featured Plants List

Download PDF of plants in Room to Bloom – Spring Ecogarden Webinar

Previous Events!

SUNDAY, MAY 7 – Castlegar

Public Event:  way̓ ʔítx̌ʷaʔ (Hello Camas, pronounced “why eat-hwa”)

An afternoon camas celebration hosted by the Kootenay Native Plant Society.  At this event, there will be activities for everyone, information and giveaways, face-painting and an arts table, and guided walks to learn more about camas plants and bees.

Presenters: Bren (KinSeed Ecologies) will be leading walks on the cultural and ecologial importance of camas plants and Valerie (KinSeed Ecologies, Native Bee Society of BC) will be providing people with information about the many bees that visit and rely on camas.

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Location:  Millennium Park (pavillion), Castlegar


WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 – Invermere (East Kootenay)

Nature Festival Event:  From the Ground Up: Rebuilding Connections at a Constructed Dike at Bummers Flats

Efforts to ecologically enhance a 500 m long dike located in the southern portion of the Bummers Flats Conservation Complex located between Wasa and Fort Steele in the East Kootenay will be presented.  Bren will describe how she, and her partner Valerie Huff, are exploring how best to transform a constructed arid landscape into a thriving pollinator meadow, rebuilding foundational relationships of native plants and their pollinating insects.

Presenters: Bren R. Beckwith PhD, KinSeed Ecologies

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location:  Kanata Inn, Invermere

This presentation is part of the Wings Over the Rockies Nature Festival.  Please see website for more information and registration.

SATURDAY, MAY 20 – Nelson

Nelson Farmer’s Market

Selling native plants and seeds!

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location:  Cottonwood Falls Park, Nelson


SATURDAY, MAY 27 – Castlegar

Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest

Selling native plants and seeds!

Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  Station Museum, Castlegar

SATURDAY, June 3 – Nelson

Nelson Farmer’s Market

Selling native plants and seeds!

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location:  Cottonwood Falls Park, Nelson