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BC Seed Gathering 2017

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Richmond Campus

8771 Lansdowne Rd

Richmond, BC V6X 3X7

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The BC Seed Gathering is a provincial gathering engaging new and established growers; organizers, community leaders and advocates working in and across the seed from across British Columbia. Through diverse sessions and engagement opportunities the Gathering provides a platform for delving into all aspects of seed from techniques to marketing models, seed democracy issues and community organizing with the goal of strengthening local seed economy alignment and connecting our communities.

Keynote Speaker: Steve Peters, Seed Revolution Now; Organic Seed Alliance

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Steve Peters

Steve Peters has been involved with the farming arts since he was a child gardening with his father. His love of the dirt inspired him to pursue a career in agriculture, first as a vegetable farmer in the Northeast, then a master’s degree in soils and vegetable crops that led to working as a research agronomist for the Rodale Research Center. Several years later he shifted his focus toward seed. As the Seed Production and Product Development manager for Seeds of Change, he worked closely with a network of over 50 seed farmers to grow organic seed. He has since joined the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) to help California and other western state seed farmers develop regional seed hubs, and create a viable economy around seed production and improvement. He also has an independent seed consulting business, ‘Seed rEvolution Now’, that grows, promotes and distributes high quality, organic, open-pollinated, public domain vegetable seeds.

Dan Brisebois

Dan Brisebois is one of the founding members of Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm in Les Cedres, Quebec. Tourne-Sol was founded by five friends who met while studying at McGill University, McDonald Campus. Tourne-Sol is a workers co-operative. Farming together following ecological principles, they have built a democratic, diversified and sustainable enterprise. Tourne-Sol produces certified organic vegetables through through a 400 member CSA and farmers market as well as seeds that are distributed through their on-line seed catalogue. Dan has taken a leading role in the seed part of the coop’s business and is co-author of Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers. He has adapted Richard Wiswall’s popular business planning worksheets for seed production and will be sharing his coop experience and business planning expertise at the Gathering. Dan is also the past president of Canadian Organic Growers, a USC Canada Board member, and on the Eastern Canadian Organic Seed Growers Network’s steering committee.

More info: www.bcseeds.org/gathering

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Please note: Full refunds may be requested up until October 28 with no service fee charged. No refunds will be given after this date but registration may be transfered to another particpant.

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