The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security was launched in February 2013 to help build the national movement to conserve and advance seed biodiversity, keep seed in the public domain, and promote ecological seed production. ACORN is proud to be the host organization for this work in Atlantic Canada. ACORN coordinates many projects, activities, and events under this banner, including seed field days & field trips, events & workshops, research projects, support for seed libraries, and joint administration of Atlantic Canada Regional Seed Bank in Truro, NS. National programs and projects are detailed on the program website, as are many seedy resources and tools. Check it out! Steph Hughes is the Regional Coordinator for this program in Atlantic Canada. If you'd like to receive updates about seedy events, activities and projects in Atlantic Canada, you can subscribe to Steph's monthly (ish) e-news by sending her an email. Seed events are also included in ACORN's comprehensive Event Calendar.
This program is made possible thanks to the vision and leadership of Gretchen Bauta, member of the Weston family. It is delivered by USC Canada, in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada and through the generous support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.
In an ongoing effort to support partners running seed libraries and community seed collections, we've developed a "Seed Library Education Kit" in 2 parts. Click here to see our large-format poster "What is a Seed Library". To go along with this poster, we've developed a take-away (5" x 7") postcard. View page 1 here. View reverse page here. For more information about these resources, contact Steph.