Events 16 July 2018

Southeast England Seed Workshop, Saturday 28 July

On Saturday, 28 July we’ll be hosting an Introduction to Seed Production Workshop from 10:00–16:00 at the All Saints Centre in Lewes. The training will be an opportunity for experienced or commercial growers to gain an overview of the basic principles of growing for seed production from planning and planting through to harvesting and storage. […]

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Crofting 25 March 2021

Uncommon Grains: Research Published!

Reviving Rare Oats, Spreading Bere Barley and (Re)Developing the Machinery to Process Them   At the start of February, as the snow fell and the sky brooded, the grain growers of our Welsh and Scottish networks grabbed a coffee, signed on to Zoom, and settled in for a long day of talking oats, bere barley […]

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Events 16 May 2018

Crop Selection with Real Seeds – 16th June

Seed Production Workshop: Selection Tutor: Ben Gabel (The Real Seed Catalogue) Host: Trill Farm Garden, East Devon Date: Saturday 16th June 2018 This is the second workshop we are running with the South West Seed Savers Co-operative and The Real Seed Catalogue and will be a chance for growers to get more in depth training […]

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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 20 June 2018

Selection for Seed Production

At the dawn of agriculture, 11,000 years ago, the practice of seed saving was inseparable from the act of farming. If you didn’t save seed, you wouldn’t have any crops to grow next year – it was as simple as that. It wasn’t until very recently that farmers stopped producing seed in the UK, leaving […]

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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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