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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:00

Local Solutions: What Works in Leaf Rapids

Not all seeds are created equal. This becomes especially evident when trying to grow them out in a cold northern climate.
As school gardens are winding down, the seed season is just gearing up. Sow and Save kits are ready to send out for the fall seed saving season.
Hey there! It's nearly Thanksgiving and one thing we're really grateful for is biodiversity. We're thankful for the farmers, backyard gardeners, scientists, teachers and researchers out there who are keeping biodiversity - and as a side-effect, us - alive.
Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

"The seed is the foundation of all life," say the closing lines of the trailer for Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds, a new documentary by Sean Kaminsky.
Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

The Chilli Club

If you walk down certain trails in Thakurgaon, Bangladesh, you will see community experiments in full swing. Growing prominently so anyone strolling by can see are five to seven different varieties of hot chillies.
In-case-you-missed-it Monday: we pick out some interesting stories from the previous week, so you don't have to.
Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

Honduran Youth Get a Manitoba Boost

Honduras's first youth-led cooperative has been established in the community of Jesus de Otoro.
Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

Knowledge - Pass It On

Farmers' exchanges have been an exciting and important aspect of the Seeds of Survival program since its' '80s debut. Since USC Canada programming focuses on supporting local knowledge and innovation, it is essential to create networks to share that knowledge and to build on it.
By Mila Milankovic, guest-blogger for USC Canada In case you missed it, here are some food news stories we found last week.
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Food and the Climate: Peas in a Pod

In the lead up to the U.N.'s Climate Summit 2014, tens of thousands of people descended on New York City for the People's Climate March last Sunday.

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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