Commercial Growers 01 September 2021

A seed saving year @ Leen Organics, August

In August’s bumper installment Jason shares his time-saving seed cleaner, rhubarb and custard tomatoes, and the uplifting prospect of an Irish Indian Summer… After that spell of great weather mid-July and having been away for a week there is now a backlog of seeds ready to be processed. Crimson Flowered Broad Bean, Irish Green Pea […]

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Commercial Growers 30 September 2021

A seed saving year @ Leen Organics, September

In September’s penultimate installment Jason is threshing, drying, picking and processing a plentiful supply of seeds in a seasonal sprint to outwit the changing weather… Its all starting to come together now, literally and metaphorically. Apart from the Cucurbits most of the seed crops are either harvested or at least starting to be harvested. All […]

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Brewing 14 October 2021

Introducing the Seed Revolution Tee!

A collaboration with artist Isla Middleton for the Seed Gathering 2021 Introducing our Seed Revolution t-shirt range! A stunning set of eco t-shirts born out of the Seed Sovereignty UK and Ireland Programme, which is bringing diversity and resilience back to our seed system. We believe that a food revolution starts with seed.  TAKE ME TO THE […]

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Commercial Growers 04 November 2021

A seed saving year @ Leen Organics, October

As the October sun sets on his final installment Jason reflects on the lessons and learning of the last year, his resolutions for the next and the seed savers gift of second chances.. The first week in October started dank and humid (very humid) and it rained a lot. There was an expectation that this […]

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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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Ireland 06 July 2022

Land Leaguer potatoes: the taste of County Clare

Irish Coordinator Jason Horner tells the story of the origins, and his journey with saving seed from, the Land Leaguer potato… The Land Leaguer potato, sometimes called Hibernia, is a revered variety in County Clare where I have been living for the last 25 years. My introduction to it was early on in my time […]

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