SeedChange is seeking a program manager to lead communications for Farmers for Climate Solutions, a pan-Canadian coalition of farmer-led organizations and supporters working to advance climate solutions in agriculture policy. This is an opportunity to work with incredible partners to advance policies to spread climate solutions on hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland across the country. Program Manager, Communications, Farmers for Climate Solutions Context Farmers steward the vast majority of Canada’s arable land. Agriculture contributes approximately 12 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, and Canadian farmers are hugely impacted by climate change. Farmers must be a leading voice … Continue reading JOB: REMOTE – SeedChange, Program Manager, Communications, Farmers for Climate Solutions
SeedChange is hiring a Bilingual Grant Writer! GRANT WRITER (BILINGUAL) – TERMS OF REFERENCE Apply by October 16, 2020 at 12 p.m. ET to express your interest to support fundraising for SeedChange’s domestic programs! Job summary SeedChange is looking for an experienced grant writer to support fundraising for our domestic field program: The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security (the Initiative). The consultant will support the Initiative’s director, research manager, and regional coordinators to develop, write and review funding proposals in English and French. Context SeedChange’s mission is to build food sovereignty by working with partners to enhance biodiversity, … Continue reading JOB: REMOTE: SeedChange, Grant Writer (Bilingual)
Want to learn to grow and save seed? Get connected with seed savers and growers at the BC Seed Gathering! WHEN: November 3-4, 2017 WHERE: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus, 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC REGISTER: bcseedgathering.eventbrite.ca FOR MORE INFO: www.bcseeds.org/gathering “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” ~ Unknown Join us at the BC Seed Gathering to let your thoughts blossom into beautiful flowers—and beautiful weeds—because let’s be honest here, many weeds are edible and perform many important functions on Earth. Moreover, seeds provide food for fuel to feed our thoughts. The … Continue reading NOV 3-4: RICHMOND, BC – BC Seed Gathering
FarmFolk CityFolk is pleased to welcome Laurie McKenzie of the Organic Seed Alliance to Vancouver Island for a kale breeding workshop! Kale is a popular crop in BC and a great candidate for breeding and seed production. Although the principles we will cover in this kale breeding workshop apply to all kale varieties, we will be working closely with Dazzling Blue from Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. Dazzling Blue was one of the Lacinato varieties in the 2016 BC Seed Trials—and it had the best survival rate after our cold winter! It has a unique purple stem and blue-green leaves, … Continue reading JULY 12: DUNCAN, BC – Kale Breeding Workshop with FarmFolk CityFolk
BC Seeds and FarmFolk CityFolk are happy to announce our 2015 Seed Mentorship Program! This program will match up new and eager seed growers with experienced seed growers throughout the province for a unique season-long Mentorship opportunity. Potential Mentors – Are you an experienced seed grower in BC and want to share your knowledge with others? Mentors will play an important role in guiding Mentees through the seed-growing season and offering hands-on opportunities when possible. This transfer of knowledge and experience is important to the growth and resilience of our local seed system. Potential Mentees (yes, that is a word!) … Continue reading 2015 Seed Mentorship Program
I have a confession to make. I am in love: with seeds. Just had to get that out. I am gaga for plants, I revel in tubers, rhizomes, and cuttings; but seeds are different. Seeds feel like wealth. They look like jewels. They taste like wellness. They grow with a passion all their own, guided by the mystery as old as the universe. I got into this deep love affair by growing herbs on my tiny balcony. Soon, it was community garden furor, with long, dizzying bike rides over the bridge to show my plot some love. I devoured books … Continue reading Seed, Glorious Seed! Hot mescluns and mustards!