Scaling Up Ecological Seed Production

Published by the British Columbia Organic Grower, September 2016

Author: Shauna MacKinnon

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 browsing through a thick seed catalogue, but behind the seeming abundance of seed available, there is a narrowing of diversity and neglect of varieties that perform well under organic or nonindustrial agricultural practices.

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