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Organic Seed Workshops

Want to learn how to grow organic seed? We have got you covered!

As part of our work for The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, we are offering a special series of organic seed production workshops in 2016 across Ontario in conjunction with a number of food and farming organizations across the province. Keep checking this page for more workshops and details throughout the season.

Date Topic Venue/Host Location
Wednesday, February 17 Ecological Seed Intensive Ecological Farmers of Ontario London
Saturday, February 20 Certified Potato Seed Production ECO Farm Day Cornwall
Friday, March 4 Ecological Seed Intensive Just Food Ottawa
Monday, July 11 On-Farm Variety Trials- Organic Spelt and Edible Dry Beans Nature Lane Farms Ridgetown
Wednesday, July 20 CRAFT Field Day: Seed Production Whole Circle Farm Acton
Tuesday, July 26 Seed Saving in the Kawarthas: Growing Seed to Support Your Market Garden Chick-a-biddy Acres Hastings
August 15 – 17 Agro-ecology Knowledge Workshop: Building a North-South Partnership Multiple Locations Waterloo and Surrounding Area
Sunday, August 21 Growing Regionally-Adapted Seed in Northern Ontario Three Forks Farm Sudbury
Monday, August 22 Growing Regionally-Adapted Seed in Northern Ontario Superior Seed Producers Thunder Bay
Thursday, August 25 Breeding New Varieties for Organic Market Gardens Patchwork Gardens Battersea
Monday, August 29 Integrating Seed Production into Market Gardens Creek Shore Farms St. Catharines
Thursday, September 1 Integrating Seed Production into Market Gardens Common Ground Farm St. Thomas
Wednesday, September 7 On-Farm Organic Plant Breeding Cornell University Freeville, NY
Thursday, September 8 On-Farm Organic Plant Breeding Fruition Seeds Canandaigua, NY
Tuesday, September 13 Organic Potato Seed Production and Potato Breeding
Mimosa Research Farm Erin
Wednesday, September 14 Biennial Seed Production Whole Circle Farm Acton
Monday, September 19 (AM) Integrating Seed Production into Market Gardens Saugeen River CSA Durham
Monday, September 19 (PM) Techniques for Harvesting and Cleaning Seeds Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds Palmerston
Monday, September 26 Seed Saving in the Kawarthas: Best Practices for Harvesting and Cleaning Seed Urban Harvest Cambellcroft
Wednesday, September 28 Organic Potato Production: Best Practices and Variety Trials Orchard Hill Farm St. Thomas
Thursday, September 29 Corn, Edible Beans, Soy and Heritage Cereals: Variety Showcase Nature Lane Farms London
Sunday, October 2 CK Table Heritage Grain Tasting Regenerate Festival Chatham-Kent
Tuesday, October 4 Best Practices of Seed Cleaning Greta’s Organic Gardens Ottawa
November 28-30 ECOSGN @ ACORN Conference Delta Beauséjour Moncton, NB
November 30 – December 2 Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference Four Points by Sheraton Kingston

If you have any questions regarding these workshops, please contact Aabir Dey or call him at 519-855-4859 Ext. 103.