Regional News 05 December 2018

Radical Grain Growing, from Seed to Loaf

The process of taking bread from seed to loaf is something both simple and complex. It’s something that we can all do, while simultaneously requiring a lifetimes work to understand the complexities. This is what I learnt at our Grain to Loaf event in St Davids. Led by expert ‘peasant bakers’ Nicolas Supiot and Jean […]

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Commercial Growers 20 July 2021

Lunch at Mr Bean’s

Northern England Seed Sovereignty Coordinator Charlie Gray has lunch at Professor Colin Leakey’s house and delves deep into the world of magic beans… I had an unusual May bank holiday this year. Curious to learn more about the incredible work of Professor Colin Leakey, his wife Susan and daughter Tamsin invited me to their family […]

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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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Get Growing 14 March 2019

Rare Oats and Seed Trainees: Updates from Wales

The Welsh landscape is well known for sheep. What is often forgotten is that less than 100 years ago this landscape also supported a patchwork of arable and vegetable crops. The seed stores in genebanks tell a story of hundreds of oat, wheat and barley varieties once grown here, with descriptive names such as ‘ceirch […]

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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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Regional News 14 March 2019

The Irish Seed Savers Seed Swap is Busiest Yet. Wayne Frankham shares news from Ireland.

On the first Sunday this March, nearly 200 people visited the Irish Seed Savers in rural County Clare, for our most successful Seed Share to date. This is a working farm in East Clare and visitors came from all around the country. They included members, previous visitors, and over 1/3rd newcomers – including allotmenteers from […]

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