Helping B.C. Vegetable Seed Farmers Harvest New Opportunities

Published by the Government of British Columbia, October 2018

British Columbia’s seed farmers will be able to expand their businesses through a comprehensive project that includes help in growing, processing, managing and marketing their products. The not-for-profit organization, FarmFolk CityFolk, is leading a project to increase both the production capacity and customer base of seed farmers by:

  • Developing a mobile seed-processing unit to help small- and mid-scale seed farmers efficiently and affordably process seed;
  • Expanding seed production skills training in the Lower Mainland, Okanagan, Kootenays and North through focused in-person training and webinars;
  • Helping new entrants and small seed businesses with “seed enterprise budgets” to plan and prepare for expenses, revenues, and inventory management and;
  • Supporting “Seedy Saturday” events in more communities and developing shared resources that can be used throughout BC.

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