P.S. Don't forget to scroll to the Scotiabank Charity Challenge section, create your personal fundraising page, and select USC Canada (Seed Saver Run) as your charity of choice!
Click the image below to see what you can receive when you raise money with USC Canada's Seed Saver Run!
Go BIG with the Seed Saver Run Team Challenge
Rally together at least three friends, family members or co-workers, register for your race, create your team, and start fundraising!
The team that raises the most money will WIN TICKETS to see one of our eight Canadian artists from our I Am A Seed Saver campaign!!
Am I a Seed Saver?
You're a Seed Saver if you're willing to break a sweat for good seeds!
Seeds are the underground heroes of food – rarely in the spotlight, but ready to save the day by transforming into the healthy crops communities love and need.
Despite what we often hear, farming to feed the world doesn't have to deplete the soil, compete with wildlife, and pour fertilizers and pesticides into our waterways and bloodstreams. The kind of farming that USC Canada supports treads lightly on the planet – it also produces more nutritious crops and more varieties!
That's because the family farmers we support work with the very best locally saved seeds. These seeds grow into crops that can stand up to local pests and tricky climate conditions. They make farmers' lives a little bit easier, cost less and require less chemical help to grow.
In other words: it's when seeds are kept local that their superpowers really shine. But there are strong forces at play replacing local seeds with armies of imported commercial seeds.
That's why we need Seed Savers like you to make sure these seeds stay, or return, into the hands of the family farmers who need them!
Thank you to our super sponsors!
Raise the most funds in the Seed Saver Run and you'll receive a voucher for two tickets to NAC Presents (total $80.00) for the 2016-17 season!
Thanks to our hundreds racers who since 1995 have raised more than $170,000 to help farming families in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Canada under the name Run for Biodiversity!