Building a Seed Saving Legacy

By Alicia Baddorf 9/10 of the bites we take start with seed. The range of seed diversity that exists is breathtaking, but consider this: over the past 80 years, we have lost 93% of variety in our food seeds. At the BCSeed Gathering in Richmond this November, a group of seed activists, farmers and concerned citizens … Continue reading

Celebrating Winter: Potluck this Friday

Join us this Friday, November 23rd: farmers, gardeners, friends and foodies for our next Vancouver farm tour + potluck! In collaboration with Vancouver Urban Farming Society  and Slow Food Vancouver we will be gathering to share food and joy- and feed each other! This time in Vancouver’s Downtown. 6pm: We will tour Local Garden’s new 6000 square … Continue reading

16 Going On Farmer

When it comes to young agrarians, I’m one of the younger ones. Sixteen, going on seventeen in the depths of winter, dreaming about summer harvests: vivacious ruby streaks and bursting blueberries, gentle butter lettuces and glowing golden peaches. Farming is my passion. I got my start at the UBC Farm & Centre for Sustainable Food … Continue reading

Farmer Social in Van-City

Good Morning Young Agrarians The Vancouver Urban Farming Society is hosting a  social this Saturday at Save-On Meats after their half-day farm forum at the Hive. The event is open to everyone and  the Facebook invite mentions “complimentary grub”- enticing indeed. The social follows the 2012 Vancouver Urban Farming Forum meaning scintillating  discussion will be … Continue reading

Slow Food Youth Network Terra Madre 2012!

We’re just back from Slow Food Internationals 2012 Terra Madre event in Turin, Italy. It was an honour to be there as a representative of Young Agrarians- thanks to the fundraising efforts of Slow Food Vancouver and FarmFolk CityFolk. The global youth food movement is doing good things everywhere. It’s amazing to feel part of … Continue reading