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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

Seeds of Diversity's Annual Seed Fest and AGM

Saturday October 21, 2017          1:00 to 3:00
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Av
Toronto, ON

This year we bring our annual Seed Fest to Toronto!

Join us for a fun day saving and swapping seeds at the Evergreen Brick Works!

The Seed Fest begins at our Farmer’s Market table in the morning, where you can get a jump on next year’s gardening by purchasing seeds from our Canadian Seed Library and learning how you can get involved in our seed conservation projects. Enter our draw to win one of two gift baskets: one containing a $150 gift certificate from Lee Valley Tools, with our books and seeds; and another containing a $100 gift certificate from Big Carrot, with our books and seeds.

Then join our members, board, and staff at the Evergreen Brick Works’ Blakes room at 1:00 for an interactive hands-on seed saving workshop led by expert seed savers from Seeds of Diversity’s board, and executive director Bob Wildfong. Learn everything you need to know to save and store seeds that are vigorous, true to type, and healthy.

Take home seeds from our Seed Swap, and bring your own saved seeds to share with others. After a presentation from the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, members are invited to stay for our Annual General Meeting.

*Hands-on seed saving * Prize draws * Seed swap * Meet our members, board, and staff*




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Planning for Farm Scale Seed Production in Eastern Ontario: part of the Bring Food Home Conference

Saturday October 28, 2017          2 to 3:30
11161 Desmarais (55 Laurier)
Ottawa, ON

Interest in commercial seed production is on the rise alongside local food in Canada. Join the Bauta Initiative on Seed Security, Just Food, Farms at Work, other regional non-profit organizations, seed producers, & local farmers to discuss the current seed system & grower opportunities, as well as the future shape of the local seed economy in Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec. This session is a starting point for identifying priorities for a just and effective seed system that works for all of us.


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BC Seed Gathering

Friday November 3, 2017          
KPU Richmond campus, 8771 Lansdowne Rd.
Richmond, BC

The BC Seed Gathering will be taking place on November 3-4.

The BC Seed Gathering aims to engage new and established growers, organizers and advocates working to increase the supply, diversity and access to seed in British Columbia. The Gathering will offer learning and engagement opportunities that delve into aspects of seed from breeding techniques to marketing models, to seed democracy issues and community organizing with the goal of strengthening the local seed economy and connecting our communities.

Streams for beginner & advanced seed growers and community organizers, a Seed Equipment Showcase, Seed Project Fair, Friday night Young Agrarians Social and more! Register now!


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ACORN conference

Monday November 27, 2017          
Best Western Glengarry
Truro, NS

November 27-29: ACORN's Organic Conference and Trade Show


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