Ontario is home base for a diversity of regional and national organizations doing remarkable work on ecological farming and food sovereignty. These organizations are the backbone for supporting a thriving network of seed producers that are working to preserve, improve, and develop new varieties of vegetables and field crops suitable to Ontario’s farming conditions.

Seeds of Diversity Canada is the regional hub for The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security in Ontario. Ontario’s flagship program is the Vegetable Seed Producers Network, a growing network of 50 vegetable farmers and seed growers scaling up in-demand varieties of regionally-adapted seed. Through collaborating with established farming organizations such as the Ecological Farmers of Ontario, Farms at Work, and Just Food, we provide high quality training, on-farm research, and networking programs on seed production for farmers across the entire province.


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Aabir Dey and Marie-Eve Levert are the Regional Coordinators for Western and Eastern Ontario respectively. Aabir is based out of Seeds of Diversity Canada and Marie-Ève is based out of USC Canada.