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Voici des événements d'intérêt pour nos membres ou autres personnes préoccupées par la biodiversité, la culture de variétés du patrimoine, la culture biologique ainsi que les semences. Si vous savez d'autres événements, SVP courriel

Saving your own seeds part 7: Harvesting "dry seeds" Beans and friends!

Samedi 5 Septembre 2015          10 am
Heirloom Seed Sanctuary Barn, 1200 Princess St
Kingston, ON

Join us for our next workshop, where you will learn how to harvest 'dry' seeds from the plant and how to clean the seeds properly for storage until you are ready to plant them.

Parking is limited so please carpool or use public transportation if you can. There are no fees but donations are welcome!

This is the last series of live workshops. For a number of reasons, we have decided to document the workshops this year and post them as presentations on-line, where they will be freely available for the foreseeable future. See our website or Facebook page for details.


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CK Table Heritage Grain Tasting Event

Samedi 12 Septembre 2015          7:00pm - 9:00pm
CK Table, The Kent 1874, 124 William St South
Chatham, ON

Come to this special evening as part of CK Table to taste and compare different locally-grown heirloom varieties of wheat and other grains in various artisan products. The delicious grain tasting will be accompanied by locally-produced cheese and craft beer. During the tasting, enjoy a panel discussion with farmers who grow these grains and learn more about around the challenges they face bringing heirloom grains back into the food system.

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Garlic Workshop

Samedi 12 Septembre 2015          10 to 2 Saturday and Sunday
Burt's Greenhouses, 539 Maple Rd
Odessa, ON

Burt’s Greenhouses have been producing garlic from bulbils for several years and have now built up a stock including bulbils, rounds and bulbs all disease and pest free.

On Sept 12 and 13 both Brian and Ruth will be available to answer any of your questions all day. At 10:00 and 2:00 both days we will be doing a more formal presentation about garlic culture, how we grow and how you can grow the best garlic with the fewest problems.


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Saving your own seeds – Webinar Part 4: Harvesting Seeds

Mercredi 16 Septembre 2015          5 pm

Our next webinar will focus on harvesting both "wet" and "dry" seeds.

The login link and instructions will be available through our website (no registration necessary).

This event is online only so you will need a computer with Internet access!


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Seed Cleaning and Harvesting Techniques at The Cottage Gardener

Jeudi 17 Septembre 2015          10 to 12
4199 Gilmore Road, RR#1
Newtonville, ON

Mary and Dan Brittain have been running one of the most well-known and successful seed companies in Ontario in The Cottage Gardener since 1996 and have built a strong reputation on providing high quality open-pollinated, heirloom seed. Come for a tour of their farm and learn some unique techniques on how to harvest and clean high quality vegetable seed.

Integrating Seed Production into Market Gardens

Jeudi 17 Septembre 2015          2 to 4
Castanea Collective Farm 2225 Northey's Road
Lakefield, ON

Come for a tour of Castanea Collective Farm, a new market garden and CSA in Lakefield, Ontario. Castanea Collective Farm is part of Seeds of Diversity’s Vegetable Seed Producers’ Network and will be demonstrating how they have successfully integrated different seed crops into their market garden operation. Register at link below.


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Keeping Seed in the Public Domain - Seed Banks & Libraries

Mercredi 23 Septembre 2015          4 to 5:30 EST

Hosted by: The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security

Community seed is a movement gaining momentum across Canada. From public libraries and mobile seed collections, to local non-profits and community gardens, people are increasingly working to keep diverse seed in the hands of the people. Join us to hear more about the "why" and the "how" of keeping high quality seed by and for the community. Introduction from Bob Wildfong (Seeds of Diversity), with featured speakers: Axel Diederechsen (Plant Gene Resources Canada), Matthew Kemshaw (Environmental Youth Alliance), and Rupert Adams (Kairos Botanicals, Salt Spring Seeds).

Register beforehand at link below.

Contact: Stephanie Hughes The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security 1-866-322-2676

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Seeds of Diversity 20th Annual AGM

Dimanche 15 Novembre 2015          1 pm to 3:30
Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd.
Kitchener, ON

Join board, staff and other members at our Annual AGM, this year being held in Kitchener. All are welcome, and Seeds of Diversity members get in free. Otherwise, admission $5.

Enjoy bidding on our many silent auction items, great for Christmas gifts! Or gifting to yourself! They range from free admissions, to seed kits, to restaurant and store certificates and baskets. Thanks to sponsors Best Western Plus Kitchener, Waterloo Region Museum-Doon Heritage Village, Fertile Ground CSA, Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds, Urban Tomato Seeds, Cottage Gardener Seeds, and Nith Valley Apiary.

Special guest speaker is well-known garden writer Lorraine Johnson.
Lorraine's Bio: In the more than 15 years that Lorraine has been writing books and articles, she has become known for her unconventional outlook on the world of gardening. Advocating for organics in the days when synthetic chemicals ruled, writing about native plants before most people had heard the term, promoting community gardening when politicians were wary of involving people in parks, profiling guerrilla gardens when the idea still sounded vaguely dangerous, Lorraine has always written about marginal subjects on their way to becoming mainstream.

Not easily pigeon-holed, her work is often about the surprising corners where the impulse to nurture and sustain growth intersects with the human need to cultivate meaningful connections—with the earth and with each other. She views gardening as a strenuous conversation with the planet—indeed, as one of the most transformative ways to find our place in the world and what we want that world to be. She’s not afraid to include failures (her own, our own), along with hopes and dreams, in that conversation.

Lorraine’s writing career follows her passionate interests, and her more than 10 published books have covered a broad range of topics—from com- posting and native plant gardening to censorship and travel. Unabashedly an advocate, she has been promoting urban food production for decades not only in her writing but in her involvement with numerous community groups and organizations such as the Toronto Community Garden Network, Toronto Botanic Garden, the American Community Gardening Association, and others.
Lorraine lives in Toronto in a barn-shaped house with three chickens and two cats—and dreams of including a dwarf goat in her backyard.