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Organic Edamame Report 2016 – Krishna P. Sharma

Organic Edamame Report 2016 – Krishna P. Sharma This is a summarizing document to provide a verification support to the edamame (Glycine max (L.) Merr L.) study reported from 2009 – 2015 as an effort to help meet the mission of The Sharing Farm and Richmond Food Security Society. The

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The BC Ecological and Organic Seed Sector and the Role of the UBC Farm Seed Hub, Mel Sylvestre, 2015

The BC Ecological and Organic Seed Sector and the Role of the UBC Farm Seed Hub, Mel Sylvestre, 2015  Whether they are planted or consumed, seed is at the origin of our agricultural and food systems. Seeds carry the essence of the agricultural biodiversity responsible for food system resilience. Despite

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Lettuce and Brassica Seed Production

Lettuce and Brassica Seed Production These notes are a record of some of the information shared at Gathering Together Farm, where the field day focused on seed production by Frank Morton, a specialty lettuce and brassica seed producer, and farmer-breeder.

Report of Seed Saving Study on Edamame 2015 – Krishna P. Sharma

Report of Seed Saving Study on Edamame 2015 – Krishna P. Sharma Vegetable soybean (Glycine max Merr L.) popularly known as Edamame, is a crop with rising popularity in the western world. Its rich nutritive value and health benefits have created increasing market demand among health conscious consumers. Though this

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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

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2014 B.C. Eco Seeds Survey Report

2014 B.C. Eco Seeds Survey Report The 2014 BC Seed Producers Survey was developed and hosted by the BC Seeds Project, a project of FarmFolk CityFolk. Designed to inform the business plan of the B.C. Eco Seed Producers Co‐operative, a for profit co­‐operative for British Columbia (BC) certified organic and

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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

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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

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Organic Seed Grower’s Conference – Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014

FarmFolk CityFolk is working in partnership with USC Canada’s Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security to develop and support family farming systems grounded in community seed saving. This approach is part of an ecological agriculture model that feeds the majority of our planet’s population. Patrick Steiner of Stellar Seeds

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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,

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Progress at Notch Hill Farm

Seed Project 2013 – Sudoa Farm/Susan Moore Contact: 250-835-8332  – 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

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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

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Seed Processing Equipment Plans: Air Separator, Tumbler, Screens, etc.

Seed Processing Equipment Plans: (PDF). The main objective of seed extraction and cleaning is to; reduce the bulk and weight by removing non-seed chaff or debris, and to put seed into a suitable condition for storage and/or sowing. The principles of seed cleaning are to separate seeds and their associated

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Garlic White Rot

This summary is based on a talk by Professor Fred Crowe from Oregon State University. The transcript can be viewed here. The original sound recording is here.

Seedy Events

Seeds of Diversity maintains a list of Seed Events across Canada. Check for events in your area and send them information about your own upcoming events.

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,

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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

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Bean and Soybean Promotion Research Report (2012)

Bean and Soybean Promotion Research Report (2012) – Krishna Sharma Soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) “star legume” is the most widely grown and used legume in the world. USA and Brazil dominate the production of grain type soybean while China and Taiwan dominate the production of vegetable type soybean popularly

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