Seed Saver Run

Seed Saver Run - Stepping up for healthy local food for all.

Got questions about the Seed Saver Run? Contact Holly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (613) 234-6827 ext. 231.

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P.S. Don't forget to scroll to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge section, create your personal fundraising page, and select USC Canada (Seed Saver Run) as your charity of choice!

When? May 28-29 Where? Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend in Ottawa What? Tons of different races to choose from:  2 km family run, 5 km, 10 km, half-marathon or marathon. Who? You can join the Seed Saver Run on your own, with friends or colleagues, or with your partner and kids. how? As you prepare for the event, you’ll be taking on a double challenge: getting fit for a great race, and asking your friends and family to sponsor you with a donation towards a future of healthy, local food for all.

Click the image below to see what you can receive when you raise money with USC Canada's Seed Saver Run!

reward structure

Go BIG with the Seed Saver Run Team Challenge

Rally together at least three friends, family members or co-workers, register for your race, create your team, and start fundraising!

The team that raises the most money will WIN TICKETS to see one of our eight Canadian artists from our I Am A Seed Saver campaign!!

Need help creating your team? Give Holly a shout at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

team challenge

Am I a Seed Saver?

You're a Seed Saver if you're willing to break a sweat for good seeds!

Seeds are the underground heroes of food – rarely in the spotlight, but ready to save the day by transforming into the healthy crops communities love and need.

Despite what we often hear, farming to feed the world doesn't have to deplete the soil, compete with wildlife, and pour fertilizers and pesticides into our waterways and bloodstreams. The kind of farming that USC Canada supports treads lightly on the planet – it also produces more nutritious crops and more varieties!

That's because the family farmers we support work with the very best locally saved seeds. These seeds grow into crops that can stand up to local pests and tricky climate conditions. They make farmers' lives a little bit easier, cost less and require less chemical help to grow.

In other words: it's when seeds are kept local that their superpowers really shine. But there are strong forces at play replacing local seeds with armies of imported commercial seeds.

That's why we need Seed Savers like you to make sure these seeds stay, or return, into the hands of the family farmers who need them!

Thank you to our super sponsors!

 herb and spice seed saver run sponsor bridgehead seed saver run sponsor  pure kitchen seed saver run sponsor 
the green door restaurant seed saver run sponsor  wild oat seed saver run sponsor 
 National Arts Centre - Centre national des arts

Raise the most funds in the Seed Saver Run and you'll receive a voucher for two tickets to NAC Presents (total $80.00) for the 2016-17 season!

Thanks to our hundreds racers who since 1995 have raised more than $170,000 to help farming families in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Canada under the name Run for Biodiversity! 

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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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