Run or Walk Wild for Food and Farmers!
Sunday Oct 20, 2013
Thanks to our 2012 volunteers!
More details on our 2013 R4B-Toronto event will be posted in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, our sincere thanks go out to our dynamic group of 29 volunteer runners and walkers who participated in USC Canada’s second Run for Biodiversity in Toronto, on October 14, 2012.
Thanks to their amazing fundraising efforts, more than $11,900 has been raised in support of USC’s work with seed-saving farmers in Honduras. Click here to see some R4B volunteer photos. And click here to read R4B Champion Sally Humphries’ story.
Thanks also to our many USC supporters who have already donated to R4B-Toronto this year. It’s never too late. Donations are still being accepted.
Where do Donations go?
All donations go to support USC’s work with seed-saving farmers in remote regions of the Central American country of Honduras.
Our R4B-Toronto goal was to raise $10,000 to support the community-based agricultural, biodiversity and environmental initiatives of our local partner, FIPAH, the Foundation for Participatory Research with Honduran Farmers.
FIPAH works with women, men and young farmers to organize community-based agricultural research teams (CIALs), to help diversify their seed supply and develop hardier plant varieties that grow well on their soils.
Why Run or Walk for Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is all about food and farmers. It’s the earth’s life-support system, and nature’s brilliant insurance policy against disaster. If something fails, there’s a back-up plan: Biodiversity! Much is at stake for us all, and in a real sense, USC is helping farmers plant the Seeds of our very Survival
Thanks for Making a Difference!
Thanks to your generous support, USC Canada is able to help Honduran farmers grow more food for their families, and to bring about lasting change in Central America.
Please feel free let others know about this too. We’re hoping this year’s Run will have “legs!”