Commercial Growers 19 January 2021

Seed Stories of the South West

This year ‘Seed Week 2021’ shares stories of South West grower’s favourite varieties and why they love saving seeds! If you’re interested in being involved in the Seed Sovereignty Programme – get in touch with Robyn or Ellen (robyn@gaianet.org, ellen@gaianet.org) or your local Regional Coordinator. Follow the South West @swseedsovuk Mandy Barber at Incredible Vegetables […]

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Get Growing 28 February 2018

Story of Origin – Learning from Canada to Spread Seeds of Change

It was during the Great Seed Festival in 2014 that the idea for the programme was first conceived, as an audience dedicated to seed and food justice heard Jane Rabinowicz, the then head of The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, present the story of their inspiring programme. The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian […]

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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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Get Growing 19 November 2018

Why We Need Open Pollinated Seed. The Seed Programme featured in The Guardian

Originally featured in The Guardian on Saturday 17th November. Written by Alys Fowler. If you examine my pockets you will always find, among the lint, some seed. It’s an absent-minded ritual when I see ripe seed. I guess it makes me feel safe to walk around with a potential garden in my pockets. I don’t […]

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Commercial Growers 03 August 2021

A Seed-Saving Year at Leen Organics -July

In July’s abundant installment Jason grapples with garlic, rattles Red Mustard, picks a peck of peas and revels in some riotous ripening… Heavy rain over the first few days of July has topped up any soil moisture deficit that had accumulated during a relatively dry June. Outdoor crops got a boost and the last green […]

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Get Growing 19 November 2018

Seed Week 2018 is coming!

This year during the week of Monday 3rd December Gaia and our programme partners will be celebrating “Seed Week”. We’ll be releasing a number of beautiful short films with stories from committed growers from Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland, as well as sharing useful links for purchasing open-pollinated, organic seed. Plant a seed of change […]

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