Through Training & Networking Opportunities

Through conferences, field days, workshops, webinars, and mentorships, The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security co-creates engaging learning spaces with farmers and seed savers in the communities where we work.

Peer exchange is one of the best ways to learn, be it about technical aspects of seed production, strategies for running a seed business, or how to conduct on-farm research. Training opportunities are organized in each region to facilitate farmer-to-farmer exchange, foster and develop the skills and knowledge of local seed stewards, and to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to visit and hear about this important work in the field.


Though the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted many of our usual training platforms--such as in-person farm tours and conference gatherings--we would like to continue offering meaningful learning opportunities for growers. Your answers to this survey will help guide us as to how best to support you in your learning goals. Thank you for taking the time.


Online Events


NOVEMBER 5, 2020
--- 11:00 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. Eastern Time
--- Hosted in partnership with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO)
--- English Webinar with French slides
--- Guests: Adrienne Shelton (Vitalis Seeds); Lia Babitch (Turtle Tree Seeds); Ontario farmers trialing lettuces

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Exact date & time TBD
Hosted in partnership with the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement Project (CANOVI)
English Webinar with French slides and bilingual resources
Guests: TBD

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Faces and Places of Seed Learning across Canada