EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2019

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ABOUT THE INCUBATOR SEED FARM

On the path to Food Security, Cowichan Green Community is thrilled to present the 2019 Pilot Incubation Season at the Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm. Without seed security there can be no food security, basically without seeds there would be no food. What does seed security look like? It looks like a diverse, regionally adapted, sustainable and organic supply of seeds, enough for our region.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Pilot Incubation Season will run from May 1st to October 31st where a variety of topics will be researched as a group cooperative and then applied through hands on learning. The topics include but are not limited to the following: Seed Crop Considerations, Transplanting and Direct Seeding, Role of Seeds in Food Security, Organic Standards and Business of Organic seed production. A typical week will include a walk-through of the farm to determine and prioritize tasks, classroom time to cover the topic of the week and hands on learning.  All participants will leave with the knowledge of how to plan, care for and harvest seed crops as well as receiving a portion of locally adapted organic seed that is produced during the incubation season. 

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 QUALIFICATIONS, AND REGISTER NOW!

Cowichan Green Community is looking for six participants to join us on this adventure of learning! The ideal participant will have a passion for farming, an understanding of the need for food security, also works well with others and can make a 10 hour a week commitment to the program. Graduates will leave with all the knowledge needed to seed, grow, and care for seed crops as well as harvesting, cleaning and storing seed.   In honour of our pilot year, we are offering a pilot year discount of 25% as well as an early bird discount if registered by January 1st of 20% a total of $1125.00 in potential savings!

For more information or to register for the program please contact kat@cowichangreencommunity.org.

Learn more about the Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm here: https://cowichangreencommunity.org/project/incubator-seed-farm/.

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