USC Canada is trying to understand the challenges gardeners experience in their seed production and saving, as well as what gardeners would like to see in a resilient Canadian seed system. You can provide your input by taking their survey in English https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/seedsaving or in French https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/semences A second, farmer-focused survey will be distributed later … More USC Canada Seed Savers Survey
Seed quality was one of the big topics at USC Canada’s Train the Seed Trainer sessions. All the participants had a lot to say on the topic. And though we had many conflicting opinions on other seed issues, we had consensus making a list of seed quality concerns. I’ve taken that list and broken it … More What Is Seed Quality?
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