On Feb. 28, 2022 Arzeena Hamir gave us a very interesting talk on starting seeds.
Glance at the ground around you. Yes, green shoots of all kinds of plants are raising their fronds from their winter hibernation. Arzeena Hamir, from Amara Farms gave us a presentation to inspire us all to grow from seeds. Her topic, Seed Sourcing for Success, took us on a step-by-step journey from seed to plants.
Arzeena Hamir earned her Bachelor’s degree in Crop Science from the University of Guelph and a Master’s in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of London, England. Extensive experiences from being a CUSO volunteer in Thailand, a researcher in Jamaica, India, and Bangladesh to being the staff Agrologist for West Coast Seeds from 1997 to 1999. Arzeena was also the Coordinator of the Richmond Food Security Society from 2008 to 2012 and in 2010 helped launch the Richmond Farm School. In 2012, she and her husband moved their family to the Comox Valley and now run Amara Farm, a 25-acre certified organic farm just north of Courtenay.
Click here to see her presentation.