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


JUNE 18th, 2020
12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (3:00 pm Eastern time)
Hosted in partnership with Farm Folk City Folk’s Citizen Seed Trials project.
English only
Guest: Craig LeHoullier

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AUGUST 4, 2020
--- 11:00 am Pacific Time / 2:00 pm Eastern Time
--- Hosted in partnership with the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement Project (CANOVI)
--- English Webinar with French slides and bilingual resources
--- Guests: Alex Lyon (CANOVI); Brian Campbell (Uprising Seeds); Dan Brisebois (Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm); Linda Fenstermaker (Osborne Seeds)

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Faces and Places of Seed Learning across Canada