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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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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Get Growing 04 December 2018

An Interview with Wayne Frankham from the Irish Seed Savers

Where did your passion for seed start? For me it was a culmination of practical thrift, community action – and a working bumblebee which inspired an unadulterated fascination with natures symbiotic relationships and how they can create an astonishing abundance. An abundance which serves mutual benefits for multiple species and organisms – plants/mammals/birds/insects/soil. It was […]

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Commercial Growers 02 December 2018

An Interview with Kate McEvoy from Real Seeds in Wales

Where did your passion for seed start & how was Real Seeds born?  We’ve been growing seeds for around 25 years now.  We started when we realised that so many of the varieties available to home gardeners had been bred for the needs of large scale chemical farming.  Originally we grew seed for our own […]

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Commercial Growers 06 December 2018

Where to Buy Local, Organic Seed this Year

To celebrate Seed Week we’ve brought together a list of producers who are all committed to cultivating, selecting and saving the best possible quality organic seed. By supporting small-scale producers based here in the UK and Ireland you cast a vote for an ecologically sane seed and food system that doesn’t cost the Earth. So […]

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An Interview with David Price at the Seed Cooperative, Lincolnshire

Where did your passion for seed start? I guess my passion is really for diversity and that is what has fired my enthusiasm for open pollinated seed and seed sovereignty.  I have worked all my life in ecological systems where diversity is effectively nature’s programming language – without it natural systems breakdown.  My work on […]

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