Category : Seed Events

Richmond Seedy Saturday and 100 Year-Old Seeds!

This weekend I (Chris) attended the Richmond Seedy Saturday with our BC Seed Trials display and to promote our new Citizen Seed Trial. Although a much smaller event than the Victoria Seedy Saturday I attended a few weeks ago, the Richmond attendees were very enthusiastic and we gave out all

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Seeds, Politics, Ducks and Fungi – Farmer Submission

Seeds, Politics, Ducks and Fungi – Farmer Submission

NorthEast Farming Association Winter Conference 2017 Saratoga Springs, NY January 19-21 By Jolene Swain I am incredible grateful to have received funding from the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security to attend the NOFA-NY Winter Conference. It was a very long trip from Northern British Columbia, but worth every

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Processing Golden Beet Seed at Local Harvest

Well, it has taken a while to get this post up, but here it is! We have posted many stories of the golden beet seed crop at Local Harvest – from selection and planting; to growing and observing; to harvesting and drying; and then comes the time for processing –

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Carrot Seed Cleaning at Sharing Farm

Carrot Seed Cleaning at Sharing Farm

As we near the end of the growing season we approach the beginning of the seed cleaning season! The Richmond Sharing Farm, and head farmer Kristjan Johannson participated in the carrot seed project this year. This project is exploring carrot seed production in isolation tents to present pollination with the

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Good Grains Make for a Great Night!

Good Grains Make for a Great Night!

On Wednesday, August 17, FarmFolk CityFolk and the Italian Cultural Centre were pleased to host our Good Grains Event – an evening of local food with pizza and beer. This event was a chance to highlight local grains and their journey from the field into locally-made products. From beer to

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2 New Field Days

We’re happy to announce 2 new Field Days coming up! Growing and Processing Good Quality Seed with Mel Sylvestre at UBC Farm on September 5, 2015 (Sorry, already sold out! But add your name to the waitlist in case we get cancellations) Brassica Seed Production and Breeding with David Catzel

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Carrot Seed Production Field Day

Friday, September 18, 2015 5:00 – 7:00 Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-op 13110 Doole Road, Ladysmith (25 minutes south of Nanaimo; 90 minutes north of Victoria) Free! But registration required… Register Here! ____________________________ Carrots are a common crop on BC farms due to their popularity at local farmers markets. While

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