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Leet and onion starts at a plant sale

Footnotes from the Field: Seeds of Resilience

Seeds of Resilience for Thriving Bioregionalism Marjorie Harris BSc, IOIA V.O. P.Ag Bioregionalism is a philosophical concept that promotes the harmonization of human culture and activities with those of the environmental bioregion they reside in. There is also an emphasis on local food production for local markets, including indigenous plants and animals. The organic community… Keep Reading

BC Seed Gathering 2018

Uniting Community, Spurring Plans for Action Shauna MacKinnon The BC Seed Gathering is not your typical conference. The foundation of the event is a deep commitment to responding to community needs and providing a place for experienced and new seed growers to come together to learn, network and strategize together. The Gatherings are a connection… Keep Reading

Annual Clovers Suitable for Organic Production System

Saikat Kumar Basu Clover is the common English name for different species of plants belonging to the genus Trifolium comprising over 250+ species distributed across the planet. These are legume plants that belong to the plant family Leguminaceae (Fabaceae) indicating these are plants capable of successfully fixing atmospheric nitrogen. Clover is commonly used as a… Keep Reading

Ask an Expert: Pollinator Mix

An Important Solution for Conservation of Bees and Other Insect Pollinators Saikat Kumar Basu Insects such as bees (Order-Hymenoptera), some species of flies (Order-Dipetra) and beetles (Order-Coleoptera), moths and butterflies (Order-Lepidoptera), under the Class-Insecta and Phylum-Arthropoda constitute an important army of natural pollinators that help in the process of pollination in several important crops and… Keep Reading

BC Seed Trials Field Day in Chilliwack
Crop Production/Fall 2016/Seeds

The BC Seed Trials

Shauna MacKinnon Scaling Up Ecological Seed Production British Columbia is home to a vegetable industry worth $2.8 billion annually, but nearly every seed planted to grow those veggies is produced outside of Canada. While local, organic vegetable production is on the upswing, seed production is lagging. That may not appear to be a problem when… Keep Reading

BC Eco Seed Coop Heather Pritchard, Jen Cody seeds

Co-operative Hands

David Catzel, Hannah Lewis, Mary Alice Johnson & Mel Sylvestre The B.C. Eco Seed Co-op is Supercharging BC’s Vibrant Seed Scene Seed diversity has been ever changing over the last century. As small farms were abandoned or amalgamated into huge monocrop businesses, the newly formed large agricultural corporations drove the demand for single varieties of… Keep Reading

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