Seeds and people
Commercial Growers 06 February 2023

Seeding Tomorrow

Seeds and people: we have shaped each other. Throughout human history we have chosen the most resilient, most productive, most nutritious seeds. Those seeds have nourished us the following year, and the year after that. Sowing, selecting, saving and sharing seed was an intrinsic part of nurturing plants and people. Yet, in a short space […]

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A Leap into Irish Seed

Last November, Ireland Coordinator Jason Horner brought together his trainees – those just about to complete their year-long seed production training and those just about to embark on theirs – along with key members of the seed sovereignty movement in Ireland to connect, share, and learn in the beautiful Leap, West Cork. Check out the […]

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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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Ireland 29 February 2024

Where Giants Grow

Stories and seeds have grown hand in hand since the dawn of agriculture. Just as stories need to be told so as not to be forgotten, seeds must be sown so as not to be lost.   In the parish of Glendale, on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, folk talk of a giant cabbage once grown […]

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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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