The Work We Do

Although there is a growing local food movement in Canada, the vast majority of our local vegetables are not grown from local seed. In addition, thousands of our hardy vegetable varieties have become extinct over the course of the last century due to corporate concentration of seed ownership and production, and loss of seed saving and processing infrastructure.

Across Canada many organizations recognize that a truly sustainable food system needs a secure source of high quality, locally grown seeds.

FarmFolk CityFolk, through its BCSeeds project, is working with USC Canada and Seeds of Diversity Canada on a national project to work with farmers, gardeners, food activists, and community organizations to grow, conserve and spread locally adapted, biodiverse seed.

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