Citizen Seed Trial

Citizen Seed Trial

Citizen Seed Trial 2019

Supported by Metro Vancouver, the Citizen Seed Trial is entering it’s third year in 2019. Our aim is to bring growers of all scales into the seed conversation. This is a seed trial that can be done in a small space, with a low time commitment. It is ideal for beginner seed savers and backyard (or balcony) gardeners.

The 2017 Citizen Seed Trial focused lettuce while 2018 focused on cherry tomatoes – each with 4 varieties to trial and track. Participants were walked through planting, care, observations, and data collection via emails updates and social media. Later in the season we shared seed saving information so participants could take their crops from seed-to-seed. This is a great way to learn more about seed growing, indulge your inner scientist and be a part of the growing BC seed community!

The 2019 crop is… COMING! Stay posted for more info!

All of the information for how to participate, run your trial and extra resources will be online soon (2018 details here online here). You can also join the Citizen Seed Trial Facebook group to share experiences and ask questions.

Sign up – join the seed evolution (coming soon!)

We’ll supply the info, you supply the garden space and observation skills. Added bonus: we’ll coach you through the process of growing your crop from seed-to-seed by email.

Please note you will be subscribed to regular Citizen Seeds email as well as out monthly newsletter upon registration. You can opt out of either at anytime by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.


As the trial begins, don’t forget to tell us how things are going on social media with the tag #CitizenSeed

The Citizen Seed Trial is a complement to the BC Seed Trials, a collaboration between FFCF and the University of British Columbia, that is working with farmers to identify the best performing varieties of important vegetable and seed crops.

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