Exploring Certified Organic Seed Production in British Columbia

Prepared by Chris Wells

This Survey was a project of a small group of organic growers informally called The BC Seed Security Project. This group consisted of Chris Wells, Patrick Steiner, Susan Davidson, Heather Pritchard, and Arthur Ralfs.

In order to promote seed security awareness successfully, we found it crucial that we have information about what BC organic farmers are already doing to ensure their own seed security. Thus, this survey was created to gather important information from farmers. We hope that by utilizing the results of this survey, as well as continuing talks with organic farmers, that we can develop a plan to decrease reliance on larger seed companies and increase reliance on each other for sourcing quality seed.

Published in 2007.

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