2016 was the fourth year of the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security at FarmFolk CityFolk. This program is focused on helping local seed growers scale up seed production to increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of ecological and organic seed. BC Seeds launched several new programs and events this year including the BC Seed Trials, Good Grains, and the Golden Beet Tasting. 2016 was the first year of the BC Seed Trials in collaboration with UBC Farm. The project worked with 12 farms throughout the province to conduct variety trials to identify vegetable varieties suitable for growing to seed here in BC. Crop reports for lacinato kale, golden and chioggia beets, and fall spinach can be found at bcseedtrials.ca.
Read more in this edition of FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine.