November 8 & 9, 2019

 Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus, unceded, traditional Indigenous lands of the q̓ic̓cəy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷa:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), SEMYOME (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples.

The 2019 BC Seed Gathering was an overwhelming success! Not only was there a great turnout of seed growers, researchers, students, advocates and community seed organizers, but also incredible connections and conversations. The enthusiasm and energy of speakers and participants alike is a testament to the increasing commitment from across the BC seedscape to building a strong local seed sector!

The work of the BC Seed Gathering has moved into action planning to build on the momentum from the event and to engage an array of players for broader impact and alignment. Session notes and speaker presentations will be available, see below and watch for updates. If you attended, you have been added to our BC Seeds newsletter so you can stay up to date on all things organic seed here in BC.

Speaker Presentations

Thank you to our presenters for generously making your presentations available!

Reports from the Field

Session Notes

To follow


If you didn’t have a chance to complete an evaluation form before leaving the Gathering it is not too late! Please complete the form here and let us know how the event was for you!

Didn’t attend but want to contribute to dialogue?

If you can’t attend but do want to share input we want to hear about what is happening in your community! Add input through the form(s) below and we’ll share in discussion at the gathering and share back what emerges 

  • Seedy Saturday/Sunday input here
  • Seed Libraries input here
  • Seed Business/Growers input here

Co-presented by

FarmFolk CityFolk and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems.

In partnership with

Sponsored in part by

Funding for this event has been provided in part by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and through programs delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C.

Thank you to all our incredible local food and drink sponsors!

Curious what came out of the 2017 BC Seed Gathering?
Here’s what the community seed stream generated for actions to strengthen our seeds communities!