The SeedGrow Outs, a collaboration with Seeds of Diversity Canada & FarmFolk CityFolk, are designed to help farmers experiment with different varieties of crops and observe how different varieties grow for seed in diverse environments across the country. Participating farmers growout designated quantities of seed from regionally-adapted vegetable and field crop varieties, fill outcrop descriptor forms for those varieties, and send designated quantities of seed to Seeds of Diversity’s Seed Library. You can growout your own seed or request seed from the Seeds of Diversity Seed Library.
Participating in the program lets you:
experiment with seed production and try new seed varieties
improve your seed-saving skills
build a regionally-adapted seed supply for seeds you want to grow
bulk up the supply of local, ecologically-grownseeds to exchange with other farmers and seed growers
To top it all off, participants are paid for their final submissions of seeds with documentation: $100 per annual variety, $200 per biennial overwintered in the field and $300 per variety requiring overwintering in cold storage, with a max of $300/participant.