Ontario is home base for a diversity of regional and national organizations doing remarkable work on ecological farming and food sovereignty. These organizations are the backbone for supporting a thriving network of seed producers that are working to preserve, improve, and develop new varieties of vegetables and field crops suitable to Ontario’s farming conditions.

Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) is the regional hub for The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security in Ontario. Ontario’s flagship program is the Vegetable Seed Producers Network, a growing network of 50 vegetable farmers and seed growers scaling up in-demand varieties of regionally-adapted seed. Through collaborating with established farming organizations such as Farms at Work and Just Food, we provide high quality training, on-farm research, and networking programs on seed production for farmers across the entire province.


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Rebecca Ivanoff is the Regional Coordinator for Ontario. Rebecca is based at the EFAO office. She can be reached by phone at 519-822-8606 or by email at rebecca@efao.ca.