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Thanks for dropping by. We love celebrating seeds. But for every amazing seed, there’s a long history of seed savers who made it possible.

Here’s where you’ll find seed keeners, champions, savers, storytellers – and you. Yes you! Tell us your story of seeds. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #celebrateseeds and you might see yourself right here! Or email us at seedsaver@usc-canada.org.


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Today's "What's That Seed? Wednesday" is brought to you by Laura Berman of GreenFuse Photography. Thanks Laura!

Today's "What's That Seed? Wednesday" is brought to you by Bent Plow Farm in Renfrew, Ont. Thanks!

But farms are busy places and the jobs are never ending. How does a farmer with crops to plant, tend and harvest for market, devote the time and energy it takes to produce seeds on top of all that?

There is a whole network of seed savers out there. The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, a project of USC Canada and Seeds of Diversity, works with many of them to rebuild the diversity, quality and quantity of ecological, Earth-friendly seeds we need in Canada. Check out a story from the field of one seed saver participating in Bauta's seed grow-out program.

Today's "What's That Seed? Wednesday" is brought to you by Bardia Khaledi of Plant Profusion in Richmond, B.C.

Today's "What's That Seed? Wednesday" is brought to you by Instagram user and seed saver, @nicolaswalser

For many, our encounters with artichoke begin and end on a plate at the dinner table. For Peter Green, it begins and ends never ends with seeds.

Today's "What's That Seed? Wednesday" is brought to you by Arzeena Hamir at Amara Farm, part of the Merville Organics growers cooperative in the Comox Valley, British Columbia.

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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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