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Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Don’t Put All Your Seeds in One Basket

For at least some of us across the country, spring has sprung. For others, winter has found its second wind – giving us more time to plan our gardens, of course. Left to right: Black Coco beans (Hope Seeds), Flambo beans (Saanich Organics), and Tiger's Eye beans (Hope Seeds).(Photo: Kathleen Clark/USC Canada) But eventually spring will come for real. Then it's planting time. And whether you're a farmer in the drought-prone Dry Corridor of Central America, or you're planting your community plot in Saskatoon, diversity is key. As they say, don't put all your eggs seeds in one basket. What…
It's fitting that International Day of Forests and World Water Day are calendar neighbours. For Juan and Daniel González, both resources are essential to growing food.
Every year, we try to hit as many Seedy Saturdays (and Sundays) as possible, so we can chat to the people who love seeds as much as we do - YOU. This weekend, we'll be at several across the country!
Why do we approach working with farmers from a global perspective? The short answer is beer.

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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