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!

The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) is a key collaborator for The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security in the region. Program activities in Atlantic Canada include a strong focus on training for seed producers, and creating supportive environments and tools for better farmer networking across community and provincial borders. 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 Seeds of Diversity, Dalhousie Agriculture Campus, and a network of farmers in 4 provinces.

Stephanie Hughes is the Atlantic Canada Program Manager for The Bauta Family Initiative. You can reach her at Read more about the program in Atlantic Canada.