Commercial Growers 12 July 2023

Learn By Doing

Learning by doing and tuning in your intuition.  Jason Horner, Seed Sovereignty Coordinator for Ireland, reflects on the importance of hands-on experiential learning… The idea for this piece came about by way of a short conversation between some of the Seed Sovereignty team coordinators recently. We were talking about how we learn as growers, usually […]

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Ireland 20 February 2024

Handing over the baton as Coordinator for Ireland

Jason Horner reflects on his time as Seed Sovereignty Coordinator for Ireland sharing the lessons gifted and learned. The role will be in safe and familiar hands with Richie Walsh, previous Coordinator for Scotland, joining as our new Coordinator for Ireland. It seems like only the other day I was writing my first blogpost as […]

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Commercial Growers 01 May 2021

Welcoming Jason Horner of Leen Organics

After 29 seasons of organic market gardening Jason Horner has semi-retired to focus solely on seed production. Seeing the decline in diversity and the growing demand for local seed, he’s taken matters into his own hands to contribute to seed sovereignty directly by growing seed to sell. He’s also, luckily for us, helping the Seed […]

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Commercial Growers 02 May 2021

A Seed Saving Year with Jason – April

Jason Horner has recently made the switch from organic market gardener to organic seed producer. He’ll be updating us regularly on the trials, tribulations, delights and rewards of being a seed producer.   It has been four months since my last market day and a lot has happened in the interim. People ask me whether […]

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Commercial Growers 17 June 2021

A Seed-Saving Year at Leen Organics – May

In this month’s installment Jason ponders purslane, battles bog mint, and plants a pack of pumpkins in his polytunnel for protection from pernicious possibilities.   It’s the end of April and there is great excitement as the first seed crop of the year, Purslane/Claytonia, comes in. This is where the learning goes up a notch […]

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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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