BC Seed Gathering

 

2019 BC Seed Gathering

Save the date for November 8 & 9

Location tentatively Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus to be confirmed
Unceded traditional lands of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semihamoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt & Kwikwetlen peoples

The 2017 BC Seed Gathering was a big success! There was a great turn out of seed growers and community seed organizers, and we’re planning for the next BC Seed Gathering November 8 & 9 2019.

Get involved!

Please help us plan for the 2019 BC Seed Gathering by giving us your input here!

You can also get involved through the following:

  • Join our our BC Seeds newsletter – stay up to date on all things organic seed here in BC.
  • Social media – use the hashtag #bcseedstories, when posting about seeds on social media
  • Get connected – Our 2017 Community Stream participants identified numerous areas where actions are needed, see below for highlights and if you are interested in and may consider sharing a bit of time, resources, or experience on please take action by following the suggested “next step”.

Are you interested in…

1. Connecting with other Seedy Saturdays/Sundays organizers?

Next step: We are facilitating coordinators who would like to be better networked and share resources. Interested contact keeley at keeley@farmfolkcityfolk.ca You can also join the closed facebook group and share your best practices, lessons learned, perspective, resources and connect with other organizers.To join send a request or contact group admin Lynda at: lynda@lawntofood.com

2. Better connecting & resourcing Seed Libraries?

Next step: Currently a Seed Library facebook group is coming together as a space to share insights and ideas such as how to develop Seed Library “Share Back” Incentive Program and determine key infrastructure still needed to grow our libraries. Watch our social media stream for more info.

3. Getting seed on the agenda of Food Policy Councils?

Next step: Contact us to be connected with others also interested in this topic

4. Research with post-secondary institutions?

There were two sub actions we identified at the Gathering including 1) promoting native seeds in consultation with First Nations, 2) utilizing institutions like Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s ability to run variety trials to grow seed to contribute to seed libraries, grow outs and more

Next step: Contact us to be connected with others also interested in this topic

5. Seeing seed included in education curriculum?

Next step: Contact us to be connected with others also interested in this topic

6. Seed Outreach such as community tasting events?

Next step: Contact us to be connected with others also interested in this topic

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