England 07 July 2020

Celebrating Seed for Another Three Years!

So much of life is very uncertain at the moment. The past few months have shaken much of what we once believed to be true, but certain things have shone through as vital, wholesome, and resilient; among these have been community and food. There is a shift back towards local food; to agroecological methods of […]

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Commercial Growers 19 January 2021

Oat Quest: Inching Towards Tasting our Oats

Dylai bwyta’r ceirch yr ydych wedi tyfu bod yn beth hawdd I’w wneud / Eating the oats you have grown should be a simple thing to do. Katie Hastings, Gaia Seed Sovereignty Programme Coordinator for Wales, shares the story – and mystery – of the great Oats of Wales. When our Llafur Ni (Our Grains) […]

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Commercial Growers 23 April 2021

Save the Date for our First Seed Gathering!

Join us online on the 23rd and 24th of October, 2021 for discussions, workshops and talks celebrating the diversity, opportunities and deep cultural connections of our seeds.     The Gathering will be held virtually this year to keep all participants safe and minimise any disruption to programming due to changing pandemic restrictions. However, we […]

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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 03 June 2021

‘Make Room for Seed’ webinar – recording now available!

At the end of May, we held our ‘Make Room for Seed: Seed Production in Market Gardens’ webinar. Market gardeners and commercial growers hold a vital part in developing our seed sovereignty here in the UK both in terms of variety and quantity of locally-produced seed. However, one of the biggest concerns from commercial growers […]

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