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Tuesday, December 6 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Resilient Seed Systems: A Farmer and Seed Grower Consultation

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As we look to build resilient food systems, more farmers are working to integrate seed production into their operations, the number of local seed companies is growing, and new networks of seed producers are emerging. Come to this community meeting to talk about how we can support each other in learning how to conserve, improve, and create new high quality Canadian seed. Join EFAO’s Seed Program Manager Rebecca Ivanoff and facilitator Meredith Davis of Good Roots Consulting, to discuss the opportunities that exist in regards to this work, talk about the seed work you are currently undertaking, and share ideas of how to improve our seed work together.

We encourage all former, existing, and prospective farmer-researchers who have been involved in the the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement Project (CANOVI), the Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) program on oats, wheat, and potato, Vegetable Seed Producers Network (VSPN), and Seeds of Diversity Seed Library Grow Outs program or anybody else with an interest in seed production to attend this meeting and provide your input.

  • To build connections and excitement around seed work in Ontario
  • To provide an update on seed programming over the past year and how input from previous discussions was used
  • To gather input from participants on various seed-related topics including exciting advancements, challenges and future opportunities


  • Welcome and introductions
  • Presentation: Programming and progress made
  • Small group discussions
  • Next steps and commitments

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Meredith Davis

Good Roots Consulting
Meredith is a strategic planning, evaluation and research specialist with 20 years of experience dedicated to promoting community well-being in Canada and abroad. She is the Evaluation Specialist with the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. Meredith’s academic and... Read More →
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Rebecca Ivanoff

Seed Program Manager, Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario
Rebecca holds a M.S. in Anthropology and International Development from the University of Guelph, with a lifelong curiosity for the plants around her and the connection between plants and culture. In 2013, she joined Whole Circle Farm as a CRAFT intern, and stayed on as staff to co-manage... Read More →

Tuesday December 6, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST