Here’s a press release from Seeds of Diversity about a great seed conference we’re putting on this fall (More details will be coming shortly):
Attention Seed savers and seed enthusiasts, farmers and gardeners! – Please join us for our Seed Conference: “Seed Connections – Broadcasting Seed from Coast to Coast”, to be held at McGill University, McDonald Campus, in Montreal on November 9 – 11, 2012.
This three day symposium is brought to you by the Eastern Organic Seed Growers Network (ECOSGN), Seeds of Diversity Canada, and the McGill Student-Run Ecological Garden. The conference will be held in conjunction with a concurrent seed symposium in British Columbia, parts of which will be simulcast in Montreal.
According to Dan Brisebois, Chair of ECOSGN and Tourne-Sol Seed Co-operative owner, the conference is “a great way for new and emerging seed growers from across the country to network and learn together. There is growing demand for organic and heirloom seed in Canada, and we need to work to support one another and to help grow the industry” states Brisebois.
There is something for everyone at the Conference, from a local farm tour, to seed cleaning demonstrations, to several knowledgeable guest speakers on topics of interest to seed saving amateurs and experts alike. On Saturday evening Seeds of Diversity will be hosting a fundraising cocktail hour and dinner, with keynote speaker Frank Morton, http://www.wildgardenseed.com/aboutus.php, followed by a Contre Dance! On Sunday afternoon Seeds of Diversity holds their AGM, with a guest speaker. All events are open to the public.
Register for part, or all of the weekend events at http://www.seeds.ca between Sept 1 and November 1. For accommodation: Phone Comfort Inn, Montreal Airport at 514-697-6210, state the group name “ECOSGN” and get a special $89 room rate (single or double) before October 8.