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 office@seeds.ca

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Do you have leftover seeds from your seed swap or seed library?

We can help circulate them to our representatives who will put them to good use at other community seed swaps. Every week during the winter, we mail books and table-top materials to Seedy Saturdays and Seedy Sundays all across the country, so we can easily include your leftover seeds in our packages. Our volunteers will make sure the seeds get to their local seed swap tables and seed libraries, so you'll know that they won't go to waste.

Mail your leftover seeds to:

Seeds of Diversity Canada
#1-12 Dupont St West
Waterloo ON N2L 2X6

Seed Cleaning/nettoyage des semences

Friday October 19, 2018          1 to 4
Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Sol
1025 Chemin Saint-Dominique Les Cèdres, QC

Seed cleaning is an important step to preserve seed quality. However, it's a challenge to figure out which cleaning method is needed, and when it is appropriate to invest in seed cleaning equipment.

To address these issues, USC Canada and the Cooperative Tourne-Sol Farm invite seed growers and vegetable gardeners from the region to gain a better idea of the different stages of seed production, with a focus on seed cleaning.

Contact: hjensen [at] usc-canada.org

More information: www.eventbrite.ca/e/formation-sur-le-nettoyage-de-semences-tickets-50362679129

Pollinating the Seed Movement: Community Seed Organizers’ Symposium

Tuesday October 30, 2018          9:30 to 5
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Truro, NS

Presented in partnership by ACORN and Dalhousie Libraries, the day will include a tour of Seeding Ideas seed library and other campus projects, a seed swap, a resource showcase of useful publications, websites, and tools, networking time, and - of course - great workshops and presentations about all aspects of community seed organizing. We'll hear from organizers around the region about their tips and strategies for managing volunteers, engaging youth, fundraising, partnership building, seed handling & tracking, and more!

We're now requesting proposals from anyone with knowledge, tips, resources, and strategies to share with the community! Please complete the RFP form by July 13, 2018!

Please note that ACORN will provide a van from Sackville, NB, as well as car pooling support to make it easier for NB and PEI participants to attend.

More information on registration to come.

Contact: seed [at] acornorganic.org

More information: www.acornorganic.org/events/calendar/pollinating-the-seed-movement-community-seed-organizers-symposium

Annual Gathering of Ecological Seed Growers

Friday November 23, 2018          
Camp Papillon
Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez (Lanaudière), QC

The annual gathering of ecological seed growers in Quebec will be taking place in partnership with the Rendez-Vous Automnal de la CAPÉ, at the Camp Papillon in Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez (Lanaudière). Registrations will be open on the Coopérative pour l’agriculture de proximité écologique website in 2 weeks !

ACORN Conference

Monday November 26, 2018          to Nov 28
Delta Hotel
Charlottetown, PE

The conference is a fun, three-day event that brings together organic and sustainable farmers, processors, and businesses from across the region and beyond!

More information: www.acornorganic.org/conference

Seeds of Diversity's Seed Celebration and AGM

Wednesday December 5, 2018          pm
Four Point by Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Rd S
London, ON

Our annual AGM takes place alongside the EFAO-ECOSGN conference this year. Plan to attend both! Only members may vote, but all are welcome at our AGM.

Notre réunion générale annuelle aura lieu à la même occasion de la conférence EFAO-ECOSGN cette année. Venez assistez aux deux! Les membres sont les bienvenus, mais tous peuvent y assister.

Contact: mail [at] seeds.ca

More information: www.seeds.ca

ECOSGN-EFAO Conference

Thursday December 6, 2018          Dec 6 to 8
Four Points by Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Road South
London, ON

The Bi-annual ECOSGN Conference is happening December 4 - 6, 2018, in London, ON in partnership with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO). It is sure to be a fantastic conference, chock full of great seed content. If you are interested in attending, you may be eligible for a Capacity Building Grant to support up to $500 of your travel and registration costs.

Contact: conference [at] efao.ca

More information: conference.efao.ca/

Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 2, 2019          
Qualicum Beach, BC

More information: www.qbseedysaturday.ca/

Mississauga Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 23, 2019          
TBA
Mississauga, ON

Contact: seedysaturdaycoordinator [at] uucm.ca

London Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 2, 2019          
TBA
London, ON

Contact: lonmidmastergardeners [at] gmail.com

Kamloops Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 9, 2019          
TBA
Kamloops, BC

Contact: info [at] ssolgardens.com

Edmonton Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 17, 2019          
TBA
Edmonton, AB

Contact: edmontonseedysunday [at] gmail.com

Beeton Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 23, 2019          10 to 3
D.A. Jones Branch Library, 42 Main Street West
Beeton, ON

Beeton Seed Library in partnership with the Beeton Horticultural Society and the D.A. Jones Branch Library presents the second annual Beeton Seedy Saturday!

Join us in beautiful Beeton as we celebrate seeds, gardening, healthy eating and community! Beeton Seedy Saturday will include a community seed exchange, local vendors, expert talks, as well as children’s crafts. Free admission.

Contact: Graeme Peters at gpeters [at] ntpl.ca