Jen Fisher-Bradley is raising funds to attend an organic seed growers’ conference in Corvallis

Woman sows seeds for future in Alberni

Alberni seed growing advocate Jen Fisher-Bradley is raising money to attend an Organic Seed Growers’ Alliance conference in Oregon.

Food sustainability has been a passion for Jen Fisher-Bradley for many years, even leading her to create the Women’s Food and Water Initiative in the Alberni Valley. Fisher-Bradley will attend an Organic Seed Growers’ Alliance conference in Corvallis, Oregon Jan. 30–Feb. 1.

“Organic seed is under-supplied in North America,” says Fisher-Bradley, who with her husband Stephen operates Mirabel Urban Farm in South Port. They have been growing plants on their city lot for food and seeds for a number of years.

Fisher-Bradley will be raising money through a variety of means to help fund her trip to Oregon. She plans to share the knowledge she gains from attending the conference. She attended a similar conference in Richmond, B.C. a few years ago.

Fisher-Bradley is affiliated with Farm Folk City Folk in Vancouver and said there is talk of forming  a seed co-op.

“This could be done on a large acreage or in your backyard,” she said. “Producing seed doesn’t have to take up much room.

Fisher-Bradley will be at the Farmer’s Market at First Baptist Church in Cherry Creek on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon selling locally grown seed, Garry Oak acorns and aloe vera plants.

She will also have a booth set up at or near Centennial Pier at Harbour Quay on Sunday, Jan. 19 and again Sunday, Jan. 26 from 1–3 p.m. each day for seed sales and loonie toonie auctions.

For more info, or to make a donation, Fisher-Bradley can be reached at 250-730-9413 or e-mail


Just Posted

Three people deemed heroes after rescuing another in fiery crash on B.C. highway

Two people taken to hospital following head-on collision near Port Alberni

Crews mopping up after burning field Beaver Creek near Port Alberni

Firefighters from three departments, aerial support battled large grass fire

Port Alberni prepares to welcome hundreds of Indigenous youth delegates

Gathering Our Voices event will take place in the Alberni Valley from March 19-22

Beaver Creek club looking for name for new park

The Beaver Creek Community Hall is holding an online contest

Franklin Expedition exhibit opens at Alberni Valley Museum

Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin’s Ship runs until June 8 in Port Alberni

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Horvat scores 16 seconds into OT as Canucks beat Blackhawks 3-2

Pettersson sets rookie scoring record for Vancouver

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Most Read