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Seedy Saturdays and Sundays

Seedy Saturdays and Sundays

  • Various Dates throughout Winter 2017
  • Across the Maritimes!

Seedy Saturdays and Sundays are a vibrant way to extend the garden season through a dreary winter! A great place to buy local seed, swap some of your own, and talk to fellow growers about the season that will be. Check out this list of upcoming Seedy Saturdays and Seedy Sundays throughout the Maritimes in winter 2017!


March is Membership Month!

March is Membership month! ACORN is a member-based organization, and we need your support and involvement in order to continue the work we do. It's easy to help out, and there are lots of benefits - ACORN members get free access to webinars, discounts on workshops and events, free access to our classifieds and to our newsletter, and much more! Learn more here

Seedy Saturday/Marché de Graines

  • April 1st, 10am to 3pm
  • Church Point, NS

Seedy Saturday in Church Point!

There will be presentations and workshops, and seeds to swap.

For more information, contact natalie.robichaud@gmail.com
902 698 1751

Planting Slow Food’s Future: Public Engagement Session

  • April 2nd, 10am to 4pm
  • Bishop Hall 10032 Highway #1, Greenwich, NS

Slow Food Nova Scotia had its 10th anniversary in 2016. (yay!) Slow Food fights for good, clean, fair food for all - locally and globally. We get together to celebrate and enjoy amazing food, to strengthen our local food culture, to learn where our food comes from, to share skills, and to celebrate the traditions and cultural heritage behind them.

Ten years in, we feel it is time for diving deep and re-visioning the movement: What do we want the local food movement to look like? How can Slow Food best support this? What do we want Slow Food to offer as an organization? What do you want Slow Food to do - for the community and for its members?

We have questions, and we want to hear answers from you: farmers, fishers, chefs, home cooks, eaters, jam makers, pie bakers, beer brewers, educators, organizers. Slow Food member or not – if you are interested in continuing to build a strong movement that promotes and delivers Good, Clean, and Fair food for all, please join us for this day.

When & Where?
April 2, 10–4 pm
Bishop Hall
10032 Highway #1 (just off Hwy 101, Exit 11)
Greenwich, NS B4P 2R2
(Annapolis Valley)

Organic Vegetable Seed Production Online Course

Want to learn more about producing organic seeds? Want to learn more about their commercial production, harvesting, quality, marketing, breeding and more? Want to build your own seed business following your own unique seed-farm business plan?

If so, this course is for you!

In partnership with USC Canada through The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, COG is excited to open registration for Canada's first, intermediate-level Organic Vegetable Seed Production e-learning certificate!

This 22-week program begins April 10th, and will be delivered in a part-time blended format featuring live, online instruction with two expert instructors and successful organic seed producers, Mary Brittain of The Cottage Gardener and Patrick Steiner of Stellar Seeds. An optional 40-hour in-field experiential learning practicum is also offered at an additional cost. The practicum will partner students with seed mentors to give them hands-on experience of working on a seed farm.