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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

Integrating Seed Production into Market Gardens

Wednesday September 27, 2017          1:30 to 4:30
Meeting Place Organic Farm
Lucknow, ON

Contact:

More information: http://www.seeds.ca/organic-seeds/seed-grower-network/workshops2017

Field visit at the Captivating Seeds

Aug 10, Aug 24, Sept 14, Sept 28          
Roulant farm, 261 Chemin Senneville
Montreal, QC

The Captivating Seeds is a demonstration plot of 3330 square foot that showcases forty five varieties of vegetables adapted to the nordic climate and organic agriculture, some of which are heirloom, indigenous or new lines selected directly by farmers. The seeds were provided by a dozen ecological seed growers of the region. Each visit will reveal different secrets of these varieties.

From August to October, we invite you to get acquainted with these delicious ecological varieties and the producers working to bring them to life. We will be working with passionate volunteers like Libertad Castro-Colina to cultivate the crops, collect data from observations and install signage. We will also offer educational tours and informative workshops with partners to bring the stories of these seeds to life. Finally, we will work with the chefs and restaurateurs to harvest, prepare, taste and compare varieties. The gardens are taking shape, so come on down!

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Field Day: Organic Potato Production and Potato Breeding

Thursday September 28, 2017          1:30 to 4
Mimosa Research Farm
5965 Second Line City/Town: Erin - Central, ON

Contact:

More information: https://efao.ca/upcoming-events/?id=242

Seed Cleaning 101

Saturday September 30, 2017          10 to 1
Greta's Organic Gardens, 339 River Rd.
Ottawa, ON

Seed Cleaning at Greta's Organic Gardens

Are you interested in producing & selecting seeds but curious about how to get them as clean as they come when purchasing seed Envelopes? This workshop is for you! Learn how to clean vegetable seeds from resident expert Greta Kryger of Greta's Organic Gardens. As part of this workshop Greta will demonstrate what she uses to clean her seeds & you will get an idea of what will work at your scale. This workshop is primarily for those producing vegetable seeds, but anyone interested in learning what goes into seed cleaning & production will learn a lot at this workshop.

As part of this workshop, participants will get a tour of Greta's Organic Gardens, to learn about her production systems & the myriad of different crops a seasoned seed farmer grows.

Cost: $20.00

CONTACT
Jordan Bouchard · · (613) 699-6850 x 12

Toronto-Malvern/Rouge River Seedy Saturday

Saturday October 14, 2017          11 to 3
Pearson CI 150 Tapscott Rd.
Toronto-Malvern/Rouge River, ON

FALL Seedy Saturday!

Look for seed saving ideas, storing and using your harvest.
Workshop details to be announced

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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*

FREE ADMISSION, EVERYONE WELCOME

KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Contact:

More information: http://evergreen.ca

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!

Contact:

More information: bcseeds.org/gathering

ACORN conference

Monday November 27, 2017          
Best Western Glengarry
Truro, NS

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

Contact:

More information: www.acornorganic.org