Our Seed to Food program continues strong into 2021. Earlier in the season we donated a mixture of potatoes and in June, a second harvest that included two arugula varieties, as well as culls of our Tokyo Turnip and Ostergruss radish selection. Both donations were delivered to the Food Stash Foundation and totalled 30 kg of produce. The Food Stash Foundation aims to reduce the environmental impact of food waste and bridge the food insecurity gap within the community.
Many of the crops grown at our Research and Education Seed Farm are part of vegetable variety trials, such as our Citizen Seed Trials and the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement project. The goal of these trials is to determine the best performing varieties of a given crop under certain growing conditions, rather than saving seed from them.