Over the years we’ve accumulated a few fancy pieces of seed cleaning equipment. The one we probably use the most is the Office Clipper from A.T. Ferrell. Please note – you don’t need a machine like this to save seed! For years we only used box fans and home screens to clean seeds. With these … More Cleaning Bean Seeds With The Office Clipper
I’m excited to be part of a seed webinar this afternoon at 4PM Eastern. I’ll be talking about how we approach selecting seed plants on our farm. I’ve got some pictures lined up! If you’re interested in listening in all the details are below. (Or you can just register here: http://rsvp.momentumconferencing.com/RSVP/event/1243) There is no … More Seed Webinar today
One month from today we will be in the middle of Seed Connections 2014. If you work with seed or want to know anything about seeds, you should not miss this event. If you participated in the 2012 edition, you know what I’m talking about. If you missed the last Seed Connections, well you can … More Seed Connetions 2014 Conference!
ECOSGN is currently planning the 2014 Seed Connections Conference. We would love your input! What do you want to learn? Is there a speaker you’d love to see? You can tell us by filling out one of these forms: ECOSGN-Call for-Proposals-SESSIONS-03-3.2014 ECOSGN Formulaire Appel de Propositions
You are invited to join us for a webinar on Planning Vegetable Seed Crops. The first in our series “Growing for Seed: The Fundamentals” this webinar will feature presentations from Patrick Steiner (Stellar Seeds, BC), Daniel Brisebois (Tourne-Sol Cooperative Farm, QC), and Michelle Smith (Northwind Farm, NS). Together they’ll cover a range of topics to get you started in your seed … More Planning Seed Crops Webinar – Wed. Feb 19, 2014
USC Canada is trying to understand the challenges gardeners experience in their seed production and saving, as well as what gardeners would like to see in a resilient Canadian seed system. You can provide your input by taking their survey in English https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/seedsaving or in French https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/semences A second, farmer-focused survey will be distributed later … More USC Canada Seed Savers Survey
Seed quality was one of the big topics at USC Canada’s Train the Seed Trainer sessions. All the participants had a lot to say on the topic. And though we had many conflicting opinions on other seed issues, we had consensus making a list of seed quality concerns. I’ve taken that list and broken it … More What Is Seed Quality?
After getting back from the OSA conference I participated in a two-day Train The Seed Trainer session organized by USC Canada in Guelph, Ontario. USC Canada works to promote vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world. A large part of this work is around seed security and diversity. Historically USC … More Training Seed Trainers