England 07 July 2020

Celebrating Seed for Another Three Years!

So much of life is very uncertain at the moment. The past few months have shaken much of what we once believed to be true, but certain things have shone through as vital, wholesome, and resilient; among these have been community and food. There is a shift back towards local food; to agroecological methods of […]

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England 15 December 2020

Stroud Community Seed Bank Adapts Bean to Local Climate! 

If this year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of our local communities. The UK & Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme works with a number of inspiring community seed projects across the country. In the South West, Stroud Community Seed Bank has begun a new project to adapt ‘Cherokee Trail of Tears’, a climbing French bean, grown principally for drying, to […]

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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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Commercial Growers 20 July 2021

Lunch at Mr Bean’s

Northern England Seed Sovereignty Coordinator Charlie Gray has lunch at Professor Colin Leakey’s house and delves deep into the world of magic beans… I had an unusual May bank holiday this year. Curious to learn more about the incredible work of Professor Colin Leakey, his wife Susan and daughter Tamsin invited me to their family […]

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Commercial Growers 03 August 2021

Seed Selling Success for Emerging Seed Sellers

The Organic Growers Alliance is a network of growers, farmers and horticulturalists. This article by Katie Hastings was originally published in their Organic Grower No 55 Summer 2021 Newsletter.        https://organicgrowersalliance.co.uk/ The journey from producing your first seed crop to selling it is not so much a straight road as a labyrinth. While growing […]

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