This is a listing of events for our members and others interested in plant biodiversity, heritage gardening, organic gardening, and seeds. If you know of any other upcoming events, please send the information to office@seeds.ca

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Do you have leftover seeds from your seed swap or seed library?

We can help circulate them to our representatives who will put them to good use at other community seed swaps. Every week during the winter, we mail books and table-top materials to Seedy Saturdays and Seedy Sundays all across the country, so we can easily include your leftover seeds in our packages. Our volunteers will make sure the seeds get to their local seed swap tables and seed libraries, so you'll know that they won't go to waste.

Mail your leftover seeds to:

Seeds of Diversity Canada
#1-12 Dupont St West
Waterloo ON N2L 2X6

Celebrating International Pollinator Week: Pollinator Film Festival

Tuesday June 18, 2019          6:30 pm
Kitchener Public Library, Queen St
Kitchener, ON

Hosted by both Bee City Kitchener and Bee City Waterloo.
We are showing three short films, and featuring an audience 'question and answer time' with experts onsite. You can look forward to viewing: Pollinators Under Pressure and How to Protect Them; Solitary Bees; and, Ghost in the Making.

Celebrating International Pollinator Week: Pollinator Planting Event

Friday June 21, 2019          4o to 7 pm
Catalyst 137
Kitchener, ON

Hosted by Bee City Kitchener.
Free pizza and refreshments and indoor educational activities within the Catalyst Building (look for signs) as well as hands-on planting of pollinator habitat planting along the Iron Horse Trail near Catalyst 137, southern side of Glasgow Street). This planting continues the establishment of a monarch garden, thanks to a grant from Pollinator Partnership Canada.

Farm Research Field Day

Monday June 24, 2019          2 to 4
Heart Beet Organic Farm, 742 Darlington Rd., Darlington, PE

Seeds are little miracles that are responsible for 99% of what we eat everyday. Come out to hear seed expert, farmer, and plant breeder Erin Shaw talk about why seed biodiversity matters, and how farmers and plant breeders conserve and create diversity. Farmers Amy and Verena of Heart Beet Organic Farm will lead a brief farm tour after the talk. Snacks, including Heart Beet kombucha will be served! All are welcome to this free event, and pre-registration is required.

Questions? Please contact Steph Hughes at shughes [at] usc-canada.org. This event is proudly hosted by The Bauta Family Initiative, a project of USC Canada and Seeds of Diversity, in partnership with ACORN.

Seed Production Workshop

Thursday June 27, 2019          9 to 4
Abbotsford, BC

Join long-time organic seed producer and founding member of the BC Eco Seed Co-op, Mel Sylvestre, for this one-day seed production workshop and field day at the FarmFolk CityFolk Research and Education Seed Farm in Abbotsford.

More information: www.eventbrite.ca/e/organic-vegetable-seed-production-abbotsford-tickets-62160466629?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=9c6b440288&mc_eid=45139bbd48

Seed Production Workshop

Wednesday July 10, 2019          9 to 4
Creston, BC

Join long-time organic seed producer and founder of Stellar Seeds, Patrick Steiner, for this one-day seed production workshop and field day at College of the Rockies and Cartwheel Farm in Creston.

More information: www.eventbrite.ca/e/organic-vegetable-seed-production-creston-tickets-61544076991?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=9c6b440288&mc_eid=45139bbd48

Farm Research Field Day

Monday September 16, 2019          2 to 5
Wysmykal Farm
1121 Chapman Settlement Road, Amherst Shore, NS

Wysmykal Farm is one of 7 farms in Atlantic Canada leading innovative on-farm research projects to adapt and improve varieties of our favourite crops, in partnership with USC Canada. This field day will feature a farm tour and talks by farmers Charles and Jessy, as well visiting researcher, Helen Jensen of USC Canada. We'll hear about their on-farm variety trials, how on-farm research is contributing to a national plant breeding program, and why farms are such important innovation hubs for plant breeding. All are welcome to this free event, especially organic and ecological farmers who have an interest in conducting trials and research on their own farms.

Questions? Please contact Steph Hughes at shughes [at] usc-canada.org. This event is proudly hosted by The Bauta Family Initiative, a project of USC Canada, in partnership with ACORN.

4th Biannual Seed Gathering

Friday November 8, 2019          
Richmond, BC

On Nov 8 and 9.