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Brassica Seed Production & Breeding Field Day
When: Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00
Where: 1322 256th Street, Langley @ Glorious Organics Coop
Cost: Free! But registration required...
The Brassicas includes a wide range of popular crops common at farmers markets throughout BC. Their requirement for cross-pollination makes them a challenging, yet rewarding, seed crop to grow - and opens the door for many cross-pollination breeding experiments!
Bring in David Catzel of Glorious Organics Co-op, a long-time seed grower with a wealth of experience growing Brassicas for seed in a seed and market-crop integrated small-scale farming system.
Join David in our latest Seed Production Field Day as we explore the dynamics of Brassica seed production. In this 3-hour Field Day, David will demonstrate and discuss:
- The basics of growing the Brassicas
- Getting to know the Brassica species'
- Field inspection of various Brassicas
- Methods of Brassica seed cleaning
- Breeding new and novelty cultivars!
David Catzel has almost 20 years of growing experience using organic and ecological principals from urban to rural settings. He has had the opportunity to experiment with seed growing/breeding while working with Glorious Organics Co-op over the last 11 years. Prior to that he worked with the Environmental Youth Alliance during the creation of Urban Seeds, then an inner city seed project focusing on both vegetable and herb seeds, as well as seeds for native plants. David has taught basic seed-saving workshops for the City and Township of Langley as well as at the BC Seed Gathering in 2014.
Have a question? Contact event organizer, Chris Thoreau: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Field Day is funded by the Bauta Family Initiative for Canadian Seed Security. The Bauta Initiative is delivered by USC Canada, in partnership with Seeds of Diversity Canada and through the generous support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.
To learn more about this program in BC, visit us online: www.BCSeeds.org.
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FarmFolk CityFolk is a member-based not for profit society cultivating a local, sustainable food system in British Columbia. Our projects provide access to and protection of farmland; support local farmers, seed growers and producers; and engage communities in the celebration of local, seasonal, and sustainable food.