Commercial Growers 06 December 2018

Where to Buy Local, Organic Seed this Year

To celebrate Seed Week we’ve brought together a list of producers who are all committed to cultivating, selecting and saving the best possible quality organic seed. By supporting small-scale producers based here in the UK and Ireland you cast a vote for an ecologically sane seed and food system that doesn’t cost the Earth. So […]

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Commercial Growers 02 May 2021

A Seed Saving Year with Jason – April

Jason Horner has recently made the switch from organic market gardener to organic seed producer. He’ll be updating us regularly on the trials, tribulations, delights and rewards of being a seed producer.   It has been four months since my last market day and a lot has happened in the interim. People ask me whether […]

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Commercial Growers 26 March 2022

‘So You Want to Start a Seed Coop?’ – Week 1, Finding Your Varieties

The Seed Sovereignty Programme has been supporting the formation of a fledgling seed cooperative in Wales. Wales Coordinator Katie Hastings describes their journey so far. Seed breeds cooperation. We have been training Welsh growers in seed production for four years now, and they come to class wanting to share stories of the varieties they are […]

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Commercial Growers 07 December 2018

We meet Maria Scholten & Poyntzfield Herb Nursery in Scotland

Where did your passion for seed start? Gardening on the Canadian prairies for a while under semi-arid conditions, my biodynamically trained farmer friend Ginie would recommend biological locally produced seeds because of their strength. ¬†That was one of the first occasions I started thinking about seed and ‘local adaptation inside a seed’. The Canadian BAFTA […]

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Commercial Growers 03 June 2021

‘Make Room for Seed’ webinar – recording now available!

At the end of May, we held our ‘Make Room for Seed: Seed Production in Market Gardens’ webinar. Market gardeners and commercial growers hold a vital part in developing our seed sovereignty here in the UK both in terms of variety and quantity of locally-produced seed. However, one of the biggest concerns from commercial growers […]

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Brewing 07 April 2022

Sign the petition, Stop Patents on Seeds!

The team of the Seed Sovereignty Programme UK and Ireland are supporting this No Patents on Seeds campaign and are encouraging all our seed saving networks, friends and supporters to sign this petition. Even though the UK is no longer in the European Union it is still under the jurisdiction of the European Patent office. […]

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