Commercial Growers 01 January 2018

South West Growers Get Connected

It’s cold, wet and muddy and the plants in the garden look as though they’ve all but gone to sleep. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a time of rest for growers in the UK. But while the garden lays dormant over winter, growers begin a different phase of their annual cycle – […]

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Commercial Growers 20 November 2019

Two Approaches to Transforming the Seed System: The Seed Co-operative and London Freedom Seed Bank

The Seed Co-operative and London Freedom Seed Bank are two organisations working hard to transform the seed system and get other people engaged in seed saving. We explore their innovative methods and hear about some recent events. Seed Co-operative Members Day at Waltham Place The Seed Co-operative’s mission is to sow the seeds of a […]

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Commercial Growers 16 September 2021

Seed Gathering Sign-up is now LIVE!

Join us online on the 23rd and 24th of October, 2021 for discussions, workshops and talks celebrating the diversity, opportunities and deep cultural connections of our seeds. The 2021 Seed Gathering – our first ever! – will be held virtually to keep all participants safe and minimise any disruption to programming due to changing pandemic restrictions. However, […]

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Commercial Growers 15 August 2018

Seed The Untold Story Film Screening + Q&A in Exeter

Tue 4 Sep: 7.30pm + Q&A Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, Seed: The Untold Story follows the passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies […]

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Commercial Growers 27 August 2020

A Virtual Tour of Real Seeds

We recently ran a webinar in collaboration with The Landworkers Alliance, the Community Supported Agriculture Network, and the Organic Growers Alliance. We were joined by Kate and Ben from Real Seeds, who gave us a virtual tour of their site and walked us through their fine-tuned processing and shipping system. It was great to get […]

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Commercial Growers 30 September 2021

A seed saving year @ Leen Organics, September

In September’s penultimate installment Jason is threshing, drying, picking and processing a plentiful supply of seeds in a seasonal sprint to outwit the changing weather… Its all starting to come together now, literally and metaphorically. Apart from the Cucurbits most of the seed crops are either harvested or at least starting to be harvested. All […]

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