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Save the Date for our First Ever Online AGM!

Every year since 1995 we've held an Annual General Meeting for our members somewhere in Canada. From Halifax to Victoria, moving it from city to city and province to province has let our members meet each other, our board, and our staff, from coast to coast. This year we hope to meet a lot more of you online!

Annual General Meeting

When: Sunday November 15 2020, 2:00pm Eastern time

Where: a screen near you

Cost: free

Join us for an online tour of our Canadian Seed Library, followed by our annual business meeting. Everyone is welcome!

Check our events page for more information soon.


Help Kids Learn About Food and Gardening in Schools

Although we normally talk about seed saving and fall harvesting at this time of year, we're making this special appeal to ask our members to help grow school food gardens. Since 2017, Seeds of Diversity has created over 8000 square feet of food gardens at schools and taught over 14000 students how to grow their own fresh. nutritious produce.

Now, more than ever, schools are looking for ways to engage and inspire kids in safe, outdoor classrooms and unexpectedly they need ways to connect with thousands of kids who are learning from home online this year.


How to Save Just a Few Tomato Seeds

Sometimes you only want to save a few seeds.

Say you buy a tomato at a local market and you think you might like to grow it next year. Can you just keep some seeds and plant them in the spring?

Sure you can! Chances are that the seeds will grow true to type: tomatoes are self pollinating for the most part, and many of the tomatoes that you'd find at a local market are likely to be non-hybrids, especially if they're interesting colour or shape. You can just save a few seeds, keep them dry, sow them indoors in early spring and grow more of that tomato next year.

There are a few things to consider, but the procedure is very simple.


How to Save Lots of Tomato Seeds

Sometimes you want to save a lot of seeds.

Say you have a favourite tomato and you want to share it with other gardeners through a seed exchange or a seed library. If you read the previous article you know that it's easy to save a few seeds, but it could be a lot of work to clean off a few hundred or so.


How to Save Even More Tomato Seeds

Seed companies have to save thousands of seeds at a time. How do they do that?

In the previous article we show how to clean tomato seeds quickly, but we were careful to save the tomatoes for eating too. If you don't have time, don't have enough freezer space, or your tomatoes are over-ripe anyway, here's the method that the pros use. At least, it's a small version of that method. The only difference is in the size of the container.


In this issue

Help Kids Learn About Food and Gardening in Schools

How to Save Just a Few Tomato Seeds

How to Save Lots of Tomato Seeds

How to Save Even More Tomato Seeds

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