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Field day on Participatory Plant Breeding for Potatoes

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Ferme BeetBox Farm

230 Davidson's Side Road

Ottawa, ON K2K 2Z4

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Join Duane Falck at the Beetbox Farm for a workshop 100% potato!

Since 2013, The Bauta Family Seed Initiative in collaboration with the University of Manitoba has been running a participatory plant breeding program on potatoes. Over 20 farmers across the country are involved in selecting and improving different varieties of potatoes on their farm, to develop their on on-farm variety. Duane Falk, the potato breeder for the project, has been doing organic breeding work for cereals for over 30 years, and he is now applying that knowledge to help develop new potato varieties for farmers across the country.

The workshop will include:

  • A discussion on selection: How to select in the field? How to develop new potato varities on your farm?

  • In the field selection: A hands-on experience in selecting potato in the Beetbox field

The workshop will be followed by a 100% potato potluck. Potato is a versatile produce that can be served from appetizer to dessert. Bring your original potato dish to share it with the rest of the group!



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What is BeetBox Co-operative Farm?
● An urban vegetable farm in Ottawa’s NCC Greenbelt - soon-to-be organic!
● A worker co-op - the farmworkers own and manage the business together
● BeetBox promotes sustainable food production & provides good ecological farm jobs



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Ferme BeetBox Farm

230 Davidson's Side Road

Ottawa, ON K2K 2Z4

Canada

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