Commercial Growers 27 January 2022

A seed saving year @Leen Organics, January Blog

January Blog: A seed saving year @Leen Organics Since signing off for last year at the end of October I haven’t done a whole lot outside in the garden. This became very apparent when I went back at it the second week in January. Confronting me were pepper haulm (that we had been picking from […]

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Commercial Growers 28 January 2022

Beans and Peas of Scotland

Scotland’s beautiful landscape is in part thanks to the huge amount of wind and rainfall we receive compared to the rest of the UK. At the time of writing there are no Scottish vegetable seed producers. This has the knock-on effect seeds that Scottish growers are forced to buy from elsewhere are unlikely to do […]

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Commercial Growers 18 July 2018

Scotland Seed Training Day a Great Success

“Inspired to extend seed saving practice.” “I found the course very interesting and it was presented in an interesting and accessible way.” “The networking part of this day was really worthwhile coming for.” These were some of the comments by participants at the well-attended Seed Production Training day at Newton Dee. Participants came from Aberfeldy, […]

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Commercial Growers 06 November 2018

Strategic Convening on Resilient Seed Systems

Strategic Convening on Resilient Seed Systems In 2016 a report was released entitled ‘The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience. A Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural biodiversity from around the world’. This report was commissioned by The Global Alliance for the Future of Food, and their partners, to ‘stimulate information-sharing, learning and collective action’ concerning […]

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Commercial Growers 18 November 2019

Meet the Growers!

Ellen, Regional Coordinator for the West of England introduces you to some of the inspiring seed growers she works with! This year has been a busy one for the Seed Sovereignty Programme. We’ve launched a comprehensive training programme in seed production and considerably widened our network of seed producers. What better way to tell you […]

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Farming 22 November 2019

Where Have all the Grains Gone?

At the end of #seedweek – highlighting the importance of local, genetically diverse and ecologically grown seed – we hear from Katie Hastings about the work going in Wales to support grain seed sovereignty… Here in Wales, our Seed Sovereignty Programme has been working with growers and farmers on the ground who are literally sowing […]

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