ATLANTIC CANADA

Atlantic Canada has some of the most vibrant Seedy Saturdays in the country, a strong network of ecological vegetable seed producers, and is home to the only organically bred, registered potato variety!

Program activities in Atlantic Canada include a strong focus on training for seed growers and creating supportive, region-wide networks for farmers engaged in this work. Community seed collections are a thriving movement in Atlantic Canada which is also home to a regional seed bank founded in 2014 and managed in partnership with Dalhousie Agriculture Campus, supported by a network of farmers in 4 provinces. Seed conservation and the preservation and celebration of regionally significant vegetable varieties is a theme of seed bank work, advanced through the region's well established seed bank grow-out program. 

ACORN hosted this program in Atlantic Canada from 2013 - 2018 and remains an important partner and collaborator in the region. Stephanie Hughes is the Atlantic Canada Program Manager for The Bauta Family Initiative. You can reach her at shughes@weseedchange.org. Read more about the program in Atlantic Canada.