Community groups 04 January 2021

Seed Swaps in the Time of Covid

It’s a challenging time for communities around the world, and this is no less true for seed groups, seed swaps and seed libraries. However, this is the Season of the Seed, the time of the year when people come together to trade tips, experiences, and seeds they have saved from the past growing season and […]

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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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Home Growers 21 January 2021

Scottish Seed Sovereignty Podcast Episode 1

On Day 5 of Seed Week we continue northwards and meet Richie Walsh, the Lowland Scotland Coordinator for the Seed Sovereignty Programme. In this special #SeedWeek podcast Richie is joined by Rowan Leer from The Glasgow CCA Seed Library to talk about Scottish vegetable seed and seed libraries. Hear how a living library in the […]

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Brewing 07 April 2022

Sign the petition, Stop Patents on Seeds!

The team of the Seed Sovereignty Programme UK and Ireland are supporting this No Patents on Seeds campaign and are encouraging all our seed saving networks, friends and supporters to sign this petition. Even though the UK is no longer in the European Union it is still under the jurisdiction of the European Patent office. […]

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Community groups 20 January 2021

Our Seeds in the North

Charlie Gray, Seed Sovereignty Programme Coordinator for Northern England, gives a whistle-stop tour of some of the most exciting seed happenings across the region. The Lancaster Seed Library Initiated by Transition City Lancaster and Incredible Edible Lancaster, the Lancaster Seed Library started in 2015 with the aim of bringing back the lost skill of seed saving. […]

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Community groups 17 January 2021

Gathering the Seed Community: A Conversation with Seedy Sunday

Kate Harrison has been Chair of Seedy Sunday since 2019, and on the organising committee since 2017. She has had an organic allotment in Brighton for nearly 20 years, and enjoys gardening as part of a community, and experimenting with growing unusual fruit and vegetables. Seedy Sunday Brighton and Hove is the largest and oldest […]

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