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Saving seeds, the source of life, can help protect biodiversity, which environmental experts warn is important to maintain the availability of our favourite foods

 

Saving seeds, the source of life, can help protect biodiversity, which environmental experts warn is important to maintain the availability of our favourite foods. According to Annie Berthold-Bond, producer of Care2.com, we rely on a mere 20 varieties of plants for 90 per cent of our food.

What can you do to keep seed stocks healthy for future generations? Know your seeds and consider planting heritage, open-pollinated, and organic varieties. Last year’s seeds are for sale now from heritage seed suppliers. Find one near you at the Seeds of Diversity Canada Web site. Or check out a Seedy Saturday, held in many cities across Canada so that seed savers, gardeners, plant collectors, local seed companies, and conservation groups can swap ideas, ask questions, and mingle. seeds.ca.

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