For over 10 years FarmFolk CityFolk has been working closely with vegetable seed growers and seed companies across BC and is a regional partner for the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. We provide seed-growing resources, deliver workshops and field days, and conduct research with a long-term vision of a thriving ecological seed sector in BC that produces high-quality seed crops at a commercial scale.

Upcoming Events

Urban Homesteading Series: Intro to Seed Saving

Urban Homesteading Series: Intro to Seed Saving

nov 6, 2019

In a free Intro to Seed Saving workshop, David Catzel will discuss how to decide which types of seed to save, how to adapt varieties for our climate, and how seed saving contributes to ecological resilience. Click on image for more details.

2019 BC Seed Gathering

2019 BC Seed Gathering

Nov 8 - nov 9, 2019

Join us for the 4th BC Seed Gathering at KPU in Richmond, a provincial gathering engaging new and established growers, organizers, community leaders, and advocates working with seed. Click on image for details and tickets!

2020 Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

2020 Organic Vegetable Seed Production Course

jan - may, 2020

This course is designed for students who want to: Learn about producing organic seeds; learn about commercial seed production including harvesting, quality, marketing, and breeding seeds; and
build their own business following their own unique seed-farm business plan.

Featured Projects and Resources

Citizen Seed Trial

Citizen Seed Trial

Supported by Metro Vancouver, the Citizen Seed Trial is entering its third year in 2019. Our aim is to bring growers of all scales into the seed conversation.

NEW! FFCF Seed Farm

NEW! FFCF Seed Farm

On March 1, 2019 FarmFolk CityFolk signed a lease on 3-1/2 acres of certified organic land in Abbotsford to launch the FarmFolk CityFolk Research & Education Seed Farm.

BC Seed Trials & CANOVI

BC Seed Trials & CANOVI

We hope to identify varieties which perform best in each region as well as those varieties which can be scaled up for bulk seed production.

Mobile Seed Cleaner

Mobile Seed Cleaner

The mobile seed cleaner houses a selection of seed processing tools to help seed growers scale up production

Resource Directory

Resource Directory

Check out our resource directory to find all things seed: suppliers, publications, equipment, and more!

Seed Enterprise Budgets

Seed Enterprise Budgets

Check out our seed enterprise budget spreadsheet tool to help you calculate the production costs and potential revenue of your seeds crops.

Blog

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