For generations, our ancestors saved seeds from their best crops, creating a breathtaking diversity in the varieties of food available today. But in the past century, seed saving has transferred to corporations. In the process, the values of diversity and foresight have been exchanged for uniformity and profit.

Terminator seeds and genetically modified seeds are becoming an increasing threat to our local and international ecosystems. By purchasing and saving organic, heirloom, and/or heritage seeds, you support a growing movement to maintain and restore the diversity of fruit and vegetable varieties. 

 

 

Seeds of Diversity Canada

A charitable organization dedicated to protecting seed diversity and heritage. 1400 members across Canada exchange endangered and heirloom vegetable, fruit, grain, flower, and herb seeds.


Seed Savers Exchange

USA-based non-profit organization of gardeners dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds in North America.


Heritage Harvest Seeds

Manitoba company specializing in rare and endangered heirloom vegetables, flowers, and herbs.

Sage Garden Herbs

Manitoba company selling certified organic and heirloom seeds in small quantities.

 

Our Dwindling Food Variety

Check out National Geographic's comparison of disappearing seed varieties.

 


It's Organic Week 2019

Join in the festivities by tuning in for one (or all!) of the instalments of our educational webinar series. Full schedule and registration info found here for each of our 5 webinars. 

https://organicweek.ca/events/

 Monday, September 9, 12:00PM-1:00PM – “Why soil belongs in organic”  Dag Falck, Nature’s Path.

 Tuesday, September 10, 1:00PM-2:00PM – “Get the real facts; unveiling up to date organic statistics” Tia Loftsgard, Canada Organic Trade Association.

 Wednesday, September 11, 4:00PM-5:00PM – “The First Ever Organic Food Processing Report” Laura Telford, Manitoba Government. 

 Thursday, September 12, 2:00PM-3:00PM – “Labour statistics on organic Farms” Martin Beaulieu, Statistics Canada. 

 Friday, September 13, 2:00PM-3:00PM – “Linking science with organic agriculture” Andrew Hammermeister, Organic Agriculture Center of Canada.