Commercial Growers 06 March 2019

Train as a Seed Producer! West of England

  Do you want to create a biodiverse and ecologically sustainable seed system? Would you like to learn more about producing seed on your farm? We believe that seed production is at the heart of seed sovereignty and we have been working with expert seed producers to create a hands-on training programme specifically designed for […]

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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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Get Growing 14 March 2019

Rare Oats and Seed Trainees: Updates from Wales

The Welsh landscape is well known for sheep. What is often forgotten is that less than 100 years ago this landscape also supported a patchwork of arable and vegetable crops. The seed stores in genebanks tell a story of hundreds of oat, wheat and barley varieties once grown here, with descriptive names such as ‘ceirch […]

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Commercial Growers 19 April 2022

‘So You Want to Start a Seed Coop?’ Week 3 – Growing, Harvesting & Processing

If you’re at the stage of wanting to sell your seed, you’ll probably have your seed growing, harvesting, and processing down to a fine art right? Well, when doing these collectively there are a few things to look out for. Wales Coordinator Katie Hastings discusses…   Actually growing the seed should be the easy bit, […]

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Get Growing 14 March 2019

More than just a name! Maria Scholten explains How the culture in agriculture is being lost and why reskilling in seed saving is more critical than ever

To mark Seed Week here in Scotland, it feels only fitting to begin with a celebration of our national staple: the potato. There are potato – or “tattie” – days galore this month. Just a fortnight ago, 500 people attended the Potato Day on the Black Isle organised for the ninth consecutive year by Transition […]

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Commercial Growers 26 April 2022

‘So You Want to Start a Seed Coop?’ Week 4 – Packets, Distribution, and Marketing

This week Wales Coordinator Katie Hastings walks us through the vital steps that come after all that lovely seed is grown, harvested, and processed. While actually selling the seed might seem like the easy bit, there’s a lot more than meets the eye…   Our members are responsible for physically packing their seeds into packets […]

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