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Voici des événements d'intérêt pour nos membres ou autres personnes préoccupées par la biodiversité, la culture de variétés du patrimoine, la culture biologique ainsi que les semences. Si vous savez d'autres événements, SVP courriel

Fête des semences Toronto: Flemingdon-Thorncliffe

Jeudi 25 Mai 2017          5 to 8 pm
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, 135 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto: Flemingdon-Thorncliffe, ON

Hosted by the Thorncliffe Park Urban Farmers and supported by the FTFSN. We have always encouraged growing and ecological diversity at these events and this year we would like to extend the conversation from the garden into the kitchen by emphasizing one's capacity to grow their own food.

Contact: Esha

Plus d'information: www.thorncliffe.org

Fête des semences Hanna

Samedi 27 Mai 2017          
Hanna Pioneer Museum and Quonset
Hanna, AB

Presented by: Hanna Historical Society, Hanna in Bloom Committee and the Hanna and District Historical Society

Registration Fee: $10.00 (includes lunch, craft)
Please Register at the Town Office during regular office hours

9:30 a.m. – Sign in, drop off Perennials and Seeds for Exchange
10:00 a.m. – Guest Speaker: Sandi Checkel – Get the dirt on fertilizer.
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Door prizes, Plant sale (Checkel Greenhouses) and Perennial Exchange
1:30 p.m. – Garden Craft (TBA)

Mercredi 14 Juin 2017          
Cobble Hill, BC

On-Farm Plant Breeding, 1-day intensive with Laurie McKenzie from Organic Seed Alliance.

YOU CAN DO IT!
Plant breeding, maybe it sounds technical. But farmers and gardeners have been developing new varieties for hundreds of years. Before the introduction of hybrid corn in the 1950's seed companies could barely stay in business because no one needed to buy seed - everyone saved and bred their own. With just 5 corporations (which could soon be reduced to 3 through mergers) controlling 50% of the world's seed supply and favourite varieties dropping from seed catalogs, a changing climate and new agricultural needs, it is high time to bring breeding back to our farms and gardens.

We are happy to announce that Laurie McKenzie from the Organic Seed Alliance, is coming to Vancouver Island for a 1-day, On-Farm Plant Breeding workshop. A brassica breeding project (dazzling blue kale) will be used as an example for how-to set up your own plant breeding project, including selection and cross techniques, tracking your populations and developing your own varieties. This will be a very practical workshop, when you leave you will have everything you need to confidently move from vegetable grower to plant breeder.

If your growing endeavours are on the garden-scale rather than farm-scale, plant breeding is still within your reach. .

Registration opens soon.

Contact:

Plus d'information: bcseeds.org

Kale Breeding Workshop

Mercredi 14 Juin 2017          9 to 4
Cowichan Green Community, 360 Duncan St
Duncan, BC

(Note: The afternoon field session will be held in Cobble Hill).

Cost: $25.00

Please bring a lunch and snacks for the day as well as water and anything else you need to be comfortable for whatever weather we may encounter!

Workshop Outline

Morning Session - Clasroom (Duncan)
•Introductions
•Working with Dazzling Blue
•Brassica genetics
•Kale characteristics
•General breeding plan for years 1-2

Afternoon Session - Field (Cobble Hill) •Roguing and selection
•Bud pollination (Selfing)
•Layout and design
•Observing physical traits

Contact:

Plus d'information: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kale-breeding-with-laurie-mckenzie-of-organic-seed-alliance-tickets-33835305309?mc_cid=b593fa4d95&mc_eid=45139bbd48

Jeudi 27 Juillet 2017          
Sunshine Organic Farms
Kelowna, BC

Okanagan Seed Trials Field Day

Contact:

Plus d'information: bcseeds.org

Samedi 16 Septembre 2017          
UBC Farm Open House
Vancouver, BC

BC Seed Trial tour

Contact:

Plus d'information: bcseeds.org

BC Seed Gathering

Vendredi 3 Novembre 2017          
KPU Richmond campus
Richmond, BC

The BC Seed Gathering will be taking place on November 3-4.

The BC Seed Gathering aims to engage new and established growers, organizers and advocates working to increase the supply, diversity and access to seed in British Columbia. The Gathering will offer learning and engagement opportunities that delve into aspects of seed from breeding techniques to marketing models, to seed democracy issues and community organizing with the goal of strengthening the local seed economy and connecting our communities.

Contact:

Plus d'information: bcseeds.org

Join Seeds of Diversity at Evergreen

Samedi 4 Novembre 2017          1:30 to 3:30
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Av
Toronto, ON

Meet us at our table at the Evergreen Farmer's Market in the morning. Then join the board for our afternoon AGM.

Each year the board meets in a different part of Canada. This is your opportunity to come out and meet the national board and staff of Seeds of Diversity, in the Blake Room of the Evergreen building.

Hear our great speaker and swap seeds at the seed table.

Free for members. Small fee at door for others.

Evergreen's mission is to work with our community to help people make healthier food choices. In doing this we will create a food system that is ecologically and economically sustainable.

Contact:

Plus d'information: evergreen.ca

Fête des semences Truro

Lundi 27 Novembre 2017          
Best Western Glengarry
Truro, NS

November 27-29: ACORN's Organic Conference and Trade Show

Contact:

Plus d'information: www.acornorganic.org