French webinar on integrating seed production into market gardens

Happy New Year! On Tuesday Jan. 15, I’m giving a webinar on integrating seed production into market gardens in French for Farmstart. The details are below. I will be giving the same webinar in English in early February. When the dates are confirmed, I will post them. Webinaire sur comment intégrer la conservation de semences … More French webinar on integrating seed production into market gardens

Looking back at SEED CONNECTIONS 2012

Last weekend was a watershed moment in the Eastern Canadian organic seedscape. A hundred or so seed growers, seed savers, farmers, gardeners, seed, seed sellers, seed buyers, academics, students, NGOs, and some folks who’d never even gardened met at Seed Connections 2012 in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Frank Morton (from Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon) opened the event … More Looking back at SEED CONNECTIONS 2012

Seed Connections: the 2012 ECOSGN Seed Symposium

November 9-11, 2012; Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec SEED CONNECTIONS is the first major seed growing conference in Eastern Canada. Seed savers, farmers, gardeners, market growers and all kind of seedy people will be able to get together to  learn and talk about seed, and bring the Canadian organic seed movement further. Don’t miss the connection! This fully … More Seed Connections: the 2012 ECOSGN Seed Symposium

2012 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival

The 2012 SAB garlic festival is on August 18 – only 9 days away! You can find our more on The English website The French website The facebook page And/or read the following press realease … For Immediate Release: Quebec’s Premiere Garlic Festival Gears Up for 6th Edition August 18 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC: It’s Garlic Harvest … More 2012 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Garlic Festival

Montreal Seed Conference November 9 to 11, 2012

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 … More Montreal Seed Conference November 9 to 11, 2012

Training Seed Trainers

After getting back from the OSA conference I participated in a two-day Train The Seed Trainer session  organized by USC Canada in Guelph, Ontario. USC Canada works to promote vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world. A large part of this work is around seed security and diversity. Historically USC … More Training Seed Trainers

My trip to the OSA Organic Seed Growers Conference

On Jan 19-21, 2012, I attended the 6th Organic Seed Growers Conference in organized by the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA). The event started off with a one-day tour of the Skagit Vally seed region and then two days of conferences in Port Towsnend, WA. If you missed the event, you can download the conference proceedings … More My trip to the OSA Organic Seed Growers Conference

Seedy Workshops at the 2011 ACORN Conference

ACORN’s 11th Annual Organic Conference March 10-12, 2011 Fredericton, NB Acorn (the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) hosts a conference every spring. This year the Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network (ECOSGN) has organized a stream of seed production workshops. FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011 9 a.m. – 10:15a.m. Getting Started in Vegetable Seed Production with … More Seedy Workshops at the 2011 ACORN Conference