Seed Library

Seeds of Diversity's Canadian Seed library is a partnership-based program that combines the expertise and resources of national and local agencies from the non-profit sector, industry, government, and academia. Our goal is to enable regional and community seed projects to meet the highest standards of seed conservation, education and research through open exchange of seeds and information, coordinated training, cooperative fundraising, and collaboration across sectors and across the country. Read more...
 

The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security 
This major Canadian program is delivered by six organizations, providing resources all across Canada to organic and ecological seed growers, researchers and plant breeders, and food and seed educators.   Read more...
 

Bee Friendly Farming/Gardening
Pollination Canada is partnering with the Pollinator Partnership to offer Bee Friendly Gardeners and Farmers an opportunity to be recognized for their care of local bees. Read more...
 

The Great Canadian Garlic Project
Canadians deserve to grow and eat great garlic, but more than half of supermarket stock is imported from overseas and most of our domestic garlic is only one variety ('Music'). Canada could have a vigorous garlic industry, and gardeners could have many more varieties to choose from, but sources and information are surprisingly scarce. Seeds of Diversity has accumulated a collection of over sixty varieties, and has recruited eighty volunteers to grow them across Canada. Growers will record detailed observations, greatly enhancing our knowledge of these varieties and their performance in different regions. You can help! We want to double the size of the program next year. All it takes is about 15 square feet of garden space and a commitment to grow two varieties of garlic for two years. Read more...
 

Annual Member Seed Exchange
Available only to members, our Annual Member Seed Exchange allows gardeners like you to access over 3300 different varieties of vegetables, fruit, grains and ornamental plants in a member-to-member exchange. Two thirds of these varieties are not available from any seed company in North America! Our Grower Members conserve and offer these seeds to ensure that the varieties can be grown, tested and adopted by gardeners throughout Canada. Read more...
 

Seedy Saturdays
Seedy Saturdays are community gatherings where gardeners meet to share and purchase rare seeds and to learn how to grow them out. SoDC has been closely involved with these events for many years, dozens of which take place each spring across the country. Read more...
 

Vegetable Seed Producers Network

The Vegetable Seed Producers Network has the aim of organizing knowledgeable and skilled growers in Ontario into a connected network of seed producers with two main functions:

  • To produce vegetable and specialty crop seeds according to industry best practices, which will then be pooled for bulk-scale supply to vegetable farmers, gardeners, and other growers, and
  • To ensure that our seed collection remains viable and of the highest quality possible, by continually supplying fresh seeds to replenish seed stocks as required.