BC Seeds Gathering 2014

FarmFolk CityFolk and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are proud to sponsor the second BC Seeds Gathering Friday, 14 November 2014 at 4:30 PM – Sunday, 16 November 2014 at 1:30 PM (PST) Kwantlen University Richmond Campus 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC This event is a provincial gathering of seed growers, savers Read more…

Thanks!

Hello Seed Friends! Just a note to say thank you to the people who contributed to the Seed Room at the COABC Conference, Feb 22, 2014 in Nanaimo. It was a thrill to have a hands on teaching room for seed cleaning at the conference. We had a place to Read more…

Carrot Seed Report Final 2014

Carrot Seed Report Final 2014 (PDF) The long-term objectives of this 4-year project are, broadly, to increase the viability of growing organic and ecologically grown carrot seed in high tunnel isolation structures. In addition to addressing the reality of cross-pollination with Queen Anne’s Lace, the outcomes generated by this research Read more…

The News from Mojave

Carrot Seed Production Notes Farm: Planting Seeds Project Tunnel Variety: Burlicummer, grown in Fountain Valley, 2012, moved to Lytton for seed growing. Date of Planting: Sun, June 30th, Sunday July 7-2013. Spacing: approx.10” x 4 row bed, approx 6” x 4 row bed x approx 30′ Pollinators: Throughout the season, Read more…

Progress at Notch Hill Farm

Seed Project 2013 – Sudoa Farm/Susan Moore Contact: 250-835-8332  –  sudoafarm@gmail.com Carrots grown on farm and saved from 2012, approx 100 roots of Nantes Forto Selection, untreated seed purchased from William Dam 2012, and over 200 Purple Dragon from farm seed that overwintered in field and were not intended for Read more…

Visit to Dungeness Valley

Seed harvest has come and gone since the BC Seeds crew visited Sequim, Washington to learn and share knowledge around best practices for ecologically grown carrot seed production. In partnership with the Bauta Initiative, and funded by a grant from the Organic Sector Development Program, this 4-year project was inaugurated Read more…

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, Read more…

BC Seeds Gathering – 2012

Nov 9-11, 2012 Kwantlen University Richmond Campus Join… Don Tipping – Siskiyou Seeds and the Farm Farmers Seed Cooperative Susan Walsh,  USC Canada – The Bauta Initiative- National Seed Program Micaela Colley, Executive Director – Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) Dan Jason – Salt Spring Seed Sanctuary Patrick Steiner – Stellar Read more…