2017 BC Seed Gathering

2017 BC Seed Gathering


November 3 & 4

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus
Unceded traditional lands of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semihamoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt & Kwikwetlen peoples

The 2017 BC Seed Gathering was a big success! Not only was there a big turn out of seed growers and community seed organizers, the event featured the unveiling of KPU’s new seed lab and introduced the Garden City Lands where variety trials for seed will take place. This new institutional support is just one example of the momentum building around seed production in BC. The enthusiasm and energy of speakers and participants alike is a testament to the increasing commitment from organic vegetable producers to building a strong local seed sector!

What happens next?

You may be wondering what happens now that the Gathering is over. Here is a rundown:

  1. We’ll add session notes and speaker presentations and handouts to the BC Seed Gathering this page – see below!
  2. You have been added to our BC Seeds newsletter so you can stay up to date on all things organic seed here in BC.
  3. We’ll be following up with many of you directly to continue discussions started at the Gathering
  4. We have gathered lots of great input from Gathering participants and are continually compiling that input electronically to better understand the scope of input we received. We’ll keep you posted as we sort through all this great information!
  5. Your input will help direct programming for the Bauta program in 2018 and beyond

Event Photos

We got lots of great event photos which you can see online here. Thanks to Michael Marapesse for all the photos! You are welcome to download and use Gathering photos for non-commercial uses, but please credit: photo(s) by Michael Marrapese. Do you have photos you want to share? Send them to chris@farmfolkcityfolk.ca and we’ll add them to the collection.

Speaker Presentations & Handouts

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


Pecha Kucha



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Project funding has been provided through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative

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