BC Seed Trials

A multi-year collaboration between Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, Farm Folk City Folk and UBC Farm, the BC Seed Trials research project aims to increase the quality and quantity as well as the biodiversity of BC’s seed industry.

The ongoing research will identify seed that is well adapted to the local climate and ecosystem via experimentation with differing varieties. The project will increase the expertise among local farms in seed trial design and crop evaluation and eventually lead to a scalable ecological BC seed production.

Source of Funding: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, Whole Foods Market

Contact: Alexandra Lyon

Find out more about the project and read trial reports at www.bcseedtrials.ca