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April 2018

Morgan Creek Farm Tour, Work Party, & Potluck

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morgan Creek Farm, 2377 East Wellington Road
Nanaimo, BC V9R6V7 Canada
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Join Aaron and family at Morgan Creek Farm in Nanaimo, BC for a tour of their emerging farm, lend a hand to help, and bring a dish to share for a potluck! WHEN: April 15, from 1:00PM – 4:00PM WHERE: Morgan Creek Farm, 2377 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo, BC ABOUT…

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Seed Economics Webinar

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
FarmFolkCityFolk, 1661 Duranleau St Suite 203
Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3 Canada
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Are you growing seed or want to start but are not sure if a seed crop can give you a financial return? FarmFolk CityFolk, in collaboration with UBC Farm, has been developing enterprise budget spreadsheets for seed production in BC to help answer this question. This webinar will walk you…

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UBC Seed Lending Library

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wesbrook Community Centre, 3335 Webber Lane
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join the UBC Seed Lending Library for an Earth Day celebration. “Borrow” a few seeds to get your garden started, enjoy a storytime performance and family friendly planting activities. Borrow picture books and gardening books from the UBC Library pop-up collection. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Do…

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June 2018

Beginner Seed Saving Workshop

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Love gardening but still find seed saving a mystery? Join this informal workshop to learn seed saving basics and find out what kinds of seeds save best in urban and small gardens. Start saving your own seeds this year and save money, adapt plants to your garden’s conditions and have plenty…

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July 2018

Vegetable Seed Production: Intro & Advanced Workshops with Patrick Steiner – Prince George, BC

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm
UNBC, 3333 University Way
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 Canada
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Introduction to Seed Production July 10, 1-5 pm at UNBC classroom This beginner level class on seed saving provides an introduction to or refresher on the basics of botany, plant reproduction and genetics that successful seed savers need to know. The focus will be on crops that are well suited…

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Commercial Organic Seed Production Workshop with Patrick Steiner – Winlaw, BC

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Crooked Horn Farm, 5361 Filipoff Rd
Winlaw, BC, BC V0G 2J0 Canada
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$25

Demand for organic seed is increasing across North America and many regions of BC offer a great growing environment for seed crops. On-farm seed production can bring additional revenue to your farm and help you grow seed optimally suited to your farm environment. Join long-time organic seed producer and founder…

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Seeds of Knowledge – Research Day and Beet Tasting @ The UBC Farm Market

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5 Canada
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Following up on two successful beet tasting events at UBC Farm in 2016 and 2017, FarmFolk CityFolk and the Centre for Sustainable Food System at UBC Farm are excited to announce a new event for 2018: Seeds of Knowledge - Research Day @ The UBC Farm Market! This event will…

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August 2018

Okanagan Feast of Fields

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Carrot Evaluation Field Day and Farm Mixer at Sunshine Farms

August 14 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunshine Farms, 2225 Saucier Rd
Kelowna, BC V1W 4B8 Canada
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Free

Join FarmFolk CityFolk and Young Agrarians for a farm mixer and carrot evaluation field day at Sunshine Farm in Kelowna. We'll do a quick group evaluation and tasting of a selection of nantes carrots as part of the BC Seed Trials; talk about exciting opportunities for commercial seed production in BC; and get…

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Seed Savers Meet Up

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kensington Library, 1428 Cedar Cottage Mews
Vancouver, BC V5N 5Z1 Canada
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Free

Interested in seed security in your community? Want to learn how to save seeds and join in a growing community of people wanting to share their knowledge, their passions, and their seeds? The Cedar Cottage Food Network, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch has teamed up…

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