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

Commercial Seed Production Workshops with Patrick Steiner

Tuesday July 10, 2018          
Prince George, BC

oin long-time organic seed producer and founder of Stellar Seeds, Patrick Steiner, for this two-day seed production workshop and field day in Prince George.This full-day workshop includes both classroom and field time as Patrick covers the fundamentals of seed production and then we head to the field to look at crops in the ground including a carrot seed crop and selection of carrot varieties as part of the BC Seed Trials.

Growing seed is one thing but marketing and selling it is another. Chris Thoreau from FarmFolk CityFolk will also present FFCF's research and resources on contract growing, seed enterprise budgets, and the BC Eco Seed Co-op.

Contact: bcseeds [at] farmfolkcityfolk.ca

Commercial Seed Production Workshops with Patrick Steiner

Sunday July 15, 2018          9 to 4
Afternoon - Crooked Horn Farm 5361 Filipoff Rd
Winlaw, BC

Join long-time organic seed producer and founder of Stellar Seeds, Patrick Steiner, for this one-day seed production workshop and field day in Winlaw. This full-day workshop includes both classroom and field time as Patrick covers the fundamentals of seed production and then we head to the field to look at crops in the ground including a carrot seed crop and selection of carrot varieties as part of the BC Seed Trials.

Growing seed is one thing but marketing and selling it is another. Chris Thoreau from FarmFolk CityFolk will also present FFCF's research and resources on contract growing, seed enterprise budgets, and the BC Eco Seed Co-op.

We are excited to be hosting the on-farm portion of the workshop at Crooked Horn Farm in Winlaw, whose vlalues strongly correspond with FarmFolk CityFolk's local seed production initiatives,

We believe that small-scale farming, using organic and ecological practices, is one of the most significant things that we can do to encourage a diverse ecosystem, feed our community truly healthy food, and make a small but important change in the world.

Workshop fees include lunch and morning beverages.

Contact: bcseeds [at] farmfolkcityfolk.ca

More information: www.eventbrite.ca/e/commercial-organic-seed-production-workshop-with-patrick-steiner-winlaw-bc-tickets-45958808032?mc_cid=d402564674&mc_eid=45139bbd48

Seeds of Knowledge - Research Day

Saturday July 21, 2018          10 to 2
UBC Farm Market
Vancouver, BC

This event will highlight results from the golden and Chioggia beet variety trials in the BC Seed Trials as well as other research happening at UBC Farm - including the launch of the BC Food Web, an online database highlighting sustainable agriculture and food systems research in BC.

We will again be featuring our popular beet tasting that highlights our favourite red, golden and Chioggia beets! We will have plain beets for tasting and will feature some signature dishes prepared by BC Seed Trials Research Assistant and Chef, Carla Hick.

Seeds of Knowledge is kid friendly, so please bring the whole family along! The event takes place during The UBC Farm Market featuring the farm's glorious certifed organic produce, flowers, and herbs - so be sure to bring your shopping bags. The market also hosts other vendors from the region, making it a one-stop place for your weekly shopping.

Join us on a guided tour of the farm that highlights several research projects happening at the farm. Bring the youngsters along for the tour as there will be a biodiversity scavenger hunt!

Contact: bcseed [at] farmfolkcityfolk.ca

ACORN Conference

Monday November 26, 2018          to Nov 28
TBA
Charlottetown, PE

ECOSGN-EFAO Conference

Thursday December 6, 2018          Dec 6 to 8
TBA
London, ON

The Bi-annual ECOSGN Conference is happening December 4 - 6, 2018, in London, ON in partnership with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO). It is sure to be a fantastic conference, chock full of great seed content. If you are interested in attending, you may be eligible for a Capacity Building Grant to support up to $500 of your travel and registration costs.

More information: conference.efao.ca/