Red Carrots: A Participatory Breeding Project

November 2021 / Exact date to be confirmed

Speakers: Chris Thoreau, Solveig Hansen

This event will take place as part of the BC Seed Gathering, November 18th to 21st, 2021. 

Description:  This webinar presentation and discussion will explore the participatory red carrot breeding work that farmers have been engaging with, with the support of researchers and coordinators in British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Wisconsin. In breeding this beautifully bright biennial, researchers and growers alike have experienced some real challenges and triumphs, and the process has a lot to teach us about collaboration in our seed systems, the value of perseverance, and the importance of having multiple redundancies built into a plant breeding project. Join us to hear the full story! This webinar is for farmers and seed growers who are interested in carrot breeding and who have been participating in these efforts, including those who trialed red carrots for the CANOVI program.