Upcoming Seed Saving Workshop - February 22nd

Seed Saving: From the Backyard to Commercial Production

If you've ever wondered about expanding your farm business to include the production and sale of your own seed crops, or are interested in saving your own fruit and vegetable seed to use next year...

Then join us for this full day workshop that'll outline all you need to know to start saving your own fruit and vegetable seed, on a variety of scales!


Saturday February 22, from 10:00am - 3:00pm (registration @ 9:30am)


St. John's Anglican Church, 1758 County Road 10 Cavan, Ontario L0A 1G0 (here's a map!)



  • Learn about seed saving principles and techniques from experienced trainers

  • Learn how to support pollination for good seed production

  • Participate in small group sessions where your own interests, growing conditions, sites, types of crops, and equipment needs can be explored with knowledgeable group leaders

  • Engage with others in a discussion about the value of local seed exchanges, seed co-ops, seed libraries and seed banks


Program Leaders: 

Dan and Mary Brittain (The Cottage Gardener)

Dan and Mary are experienced seed saving instructors who have been growing their certified organic heirloom seed business for the last 17 years. They'll outline all the basics of seed saving.  

Susan Chan (Farms at Work - Native Pollinators Program)

Susan is our resident pollination biologist, and a local beekeeper. She'll be outlining the basics of pollination systems and plant anatomy as they relate to seed production. 

Jill Bishop (Urban Tomato)

Jill is the proprietor of a seed saving business, the manager of the Peterborough Community Garden Network and an experienced seed saving trainer. 


$25. This includes a copy of Seeds of Diversity Canada's How to Save Your Own Seeds ($15 value) with every ticket!

Pre-registration is required by February 20th (sign up early, as space is limited!). 

This is a bring-your-own-lunch event (coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided). 

To register, go to: www.savingseed.eventbrite.ca

For more information, contact Jay Adam: jay@farmsatwork.ca | (705) 743-7671

Funding support for this event is provided by: