Atlantic Canada Regional Seed Bank

The Atlantic Canada Regional Seed Bank was established in 2014 to increase supply and access to regionally adapted, significant varieties of vegetables, grains, and herbs. The seed bank is a partnership by ACORN, Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture, and Seeds of Diversity, and is located in Truro, NS. A group of 20-25 organic and ecological growers in four Atlantic provinces support the bank, curating the collection, growing out the varieties to maintain and improve them, and contributing new varieties each year.

The seed bank serves primarily Atlantic region farmers and would not exist without their hard work and careful stewardship of seed. If you'd like to contribute seed to the seed bank, please contact Steph Hughes ( to discuss your seed offerings.