Community groups 04 January 2021

Seed Swaps in the Time of Covid

It’s a challenging time for communities around the world, and this is no less true for seed groups, seed swaps and seed libraries. However, this is the Season of the Seed, the time of the year when people come together to trade tips, experiences, and seeds they have saved from the past growing season and […]

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Community groups 20 January 2021

Our Seeds in the North

Charlie Gray, Seed Sovereignty Programme Coordinator for Northern England, gives a whistle-stop tour of some of the most exciting seed happenings across the region. The Lancaster Seed Library Initiated by Transition City Lancaster and Incredible Edible Lancaster, the Lancaster Seed Library started in 2015 with the aim of bringing back the lost skill of seed saving. […]

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Community groups 17 January 2021

Gathering the Seed Community: A Conversation with Seedy Sunday

Kate Harrison has been Chair of Seedy Sunday since 2019, and on the organising committee since 2017. She has had an organic allotment in Brighton for nearly 20 years, and enjoys gardening as part of a community, and experimenting with growing unusual fruit and vegetables. Seedy Sunday Brighton and Hove is the largest and oldest […]

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Community groups 22 March 2021

Maria Scholten: A Life in Seed

This February marked the retirement of our much-loved Seed Sovereignty coordinator for Scotland, Maria Scholten. Having been part of the Seed Sovereignty Programme since the beginning and having dedicated much of her working life to seed, we took to the chance to talk to Maria about her career, the crofting traditions of Uist and the legacy […]

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Commercial Growers 23 April 2021

Save the Date for our First Seed Gathering!

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 Gathering will be held virtually this year to keep all participants safe and minimise any disruption to programming due to changing pandemic restrictions. However, we […]

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Commercial Growers 14 July 2021

A Seed-Saving Year at Leen Organics – June

In this latest installment Jason marvels at the magnificence of the mid-summer sun, reflects on the unruliness of radishes and prepares to scale the heady heights of the harvest yet to come.   It’s June 9th and the lessons are coming thick and fast this month.  The first big one is that despite tying and […]

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