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Vibrant scarlet amaranth seed heads laid out on a screen are pressed by a light skinned hand for seed harvest

Saving Spectacular Seeds: Seed Conservation at the Regional Seed Demonstration Gardens

Wednesday September 28, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue: Fertile Ground Farm

1560 Carmel-Koch Rd
St Agatha, Ontario N0B 2L0
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Member $10 Register
Standard $15 Register

NOTE: This tour & demonstration will be held at both 3pm and 6pm accommodate different schedules. Both time slots are identical in content. When you register you will be given the option to choose a time slot.


The summer tour of EFAO’s Seed Demonstration Garden was an inspiring event with lots of wonderful seed stories shared by growers and seed savers who contributed varieties to the project! But not every crop is at its peak in August. Now it’s time to catch a glimpse of some of the fall crops being showcased in the garden (kale, cabbage, lettuce, squash and more!). 


At this hands-on event, you’ll also have a chance to work with Bob Wildfong, Director of Seeds of Diversity Canada, as we harvest, thresh, and winnow seeds that will go back into your public Seed Library. This will be an opportunity not only to talk about why seed conservation is so important, but also to see how it is done. 


Starting at 3pm, we will go on a tour of the Regional Seed Demonstration Gardens to see unique varieties being adapted and bred and saved for ecological growing conditions here in Ontario. Following this we will gather together to clean seed and converse about the importance of seed conservation. This program will repeat at 6pm for those unable to attend in the afternoon. 


For more information about the Seed Demonstration Gardens visit seedsecurity.ca/engage and efao.ca/seed-security/ 


Hosted in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada and funded in part by the Canadian Agricultural Strategies and Priorities Program (CASPP) (a program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) and the Bauta Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.


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