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Update: Nepalese Families Gaining Food Security Update: Nepalese Families Gaining Food Security Wednesday, 01 April 2015 A women's diversity block group (and baby's first photobomb). Families we work with in Nepal are reporting being significantly better able to feed their households, says a new report we just received...
ICYMI Monday: It was a Bad Week to be a Pesticide ICYMI Monday: It was a Bad Week to be a Pesticide Monday, 30 March 2015 The Big Picture We're treating soil like dirt. It's a fatal mistake, as our lives depend on it - The Guardian We are destroying the soil we require to survive. In this United Nations designated In...
Spring Seed Lingo Spring Seed Lingo Monday, 30 March 2015 It's getting to be that time of year when your garden is slowly revealing itself from under the snow. Now you're finally allowed to maybe start thinking of planting things. It's garden planning time.
Growing Beyond Social Barriers Growing Beyond Social Barriers Wednesday, 25 March 2015 Forty-one years ago, Lakchhe Pariyar was born in a tiny village in the Himalayas of northern Nepal. Life in this magnificent but isolated and rugged terrain presents many barriers but Lakchhe had an additional...
#CelebrateSeeds So Far: Thank YOU for Making this Possible! #CelebrateSeeds So Far: Thank YOU for Making this Possible! Wednesday, 25 March 2015 It's been more than a month since we kicked off our I Am A Seed Saver campaign, with the aim to celebrate good seeds in all their amazingness. And the reaction has been inspiring. A whole world of seedy...
Meet Some Seed Savers: Aabir Dey Meet Some Seed Savers: Aabir Dey Tuesday, 24 March 2015 Photo courtesy of Aabir Dey For a guy who works on a crisis, Aabir seems like a positive, laid-back kind of guy. But he sure knows how to start a conversation with a bang. Read more about how Aabir...

LottaHitschmanova tbnWhat's in a Name?

We’re called USC Canada because we started out way back in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee, founded by the energetic Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova. We’re still planting the seeds that Lotta sowed. Find out more about our founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.


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