Category : News-Activities

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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First Nations Training the Trainers Workshop May Report

Report of May 16th Training the Trainers Workshop at Xaxli’p (Fountain Band) Hall.  This workshop focalized specifically with First Nations participation. In attendance were 17 participants, including members from 3 First Nations Community Gardens: T’it’q’et (Lillooet Band) Community Garden (coordinator Adam Lingor plus 1 staff) Xaxli’p (Fountain Band) Community Garden (4 staff)

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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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Growing Local Food – Support Youth to attend B.C. Food Systems Network Conference!

FarmFolk CityFolk, Young Agrarians and the BC Food Systems Network are collaborating to raise money to support young food producers to attend the Network’s 14th Annual Conference on Gambier Island, from July 5th – July 8th, 2012! Young food growers often have limited financial resources and are unable to attend

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Train the Trainers Workshop, Providence Farm

Craig Evans and Jen Cody of Growing Opportunities Coop led the sessions. The morning was a review of techniques and considerations for producing quality seed and some group discussion about issues and solutions. After lunch, Jane Rabinowicz gave an overview of USC’s National Seed Initiative and how that project may

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Richmond Sharing Farm

On Sunday, May 20, Jane Rabinowicz and Heather Pritchard were at the Richmond Sharing Farm meeting with Harold Steves of Steveston Stock and Seed, Erica Sims from the Sharing Farm, Robert Giardino, Jeanette McCall and Mark McDonald of West Coast Seeds, Jessica Dennis from UBC farm, and other community seed

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Pot Luck at Cottonwood Gardens in Vancouver

Sara Dent, Coordinator for the Young Agrarians, is aiming to have a pot luck every month and, since FarmFolk CityFolk has been touring Jane Rabinowicz around the province, we decided to put the call out to people interested in seed to join us at Cottonwood Gardens for the evening. Joining

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Jane’s BC seed tour – a warm welcome in week 1

This was an inspiring first week in BC. Thanks to Patrick Steiner at Stellar Seeds and Heather Pritchard at Farm Folk City Folk for planning such a thorough itinerary. Thanks also to everyone who will be sharing their perspective and welcoming me into their businesses, farms and homes. Since arriving

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Visit to Stellar Seeds

On May 9, 2012 Jane Rabinowicz of USC Canada and the Bauta Initiative on Canadian Seed Security kicked off her three week tour of all things seedy in British Columbia with a visit to our farm and seed company (Stellar Seeds) in the Kootenays. After a tour of the farm

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West Kootenays Train the Trainer Workshop A Success!

On May 8 a group of engaged and enthusiastic people from across the West Kootenays and Boundary region met in Nelson for a day long workshop on “best practices” of organic seed production. We talked about the how-to’s of growing seed, and shared tips and advice to help make our

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Email Posts

We should have some updates by the end of the day. Michael — ____________________________________________________ FarmFolkCityFolk Society 1661 Duranleau Street–2nd Floor Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S3 ph. 604 730-0450 fax 604 730-0451 toll free in BC: 1-888-730-0452

BC Seeds Tour, May 2012

May 8, 2012 Train The Trainers Workshop Nelson, BC May 9 Visit Stellar Seeds Johnson’s Landing, BC May 10 Meet with Kootenay Organic Growers Society May 11 Meet with the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society Vernon, BC Visit the Fieldstone Garnary Armstrong, BC May 13 Visit Sunshine Farm Seeds Kelowna, BC

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Train the Trainers

This month we will be hosting a number of “Train the Trainers” workshops in Southern British Columbia. The first will be in Nelson on May 7, 2012, then we will be in Lilooet on May 16 and on Central Vancouver Island on May 26.