Commercial Growers 15 August 2018

Seed The Untold Story Film Screening + Q&A in Exeter

Tue 4 Sep: 7.30pm + Q&A Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, Seed: The Untold Story follows the passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies […]

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Regional News 02 December 2020

A Rallying Cry for Scottish Vegetable Seed

Richie Walsh, Seed Programme Coordinator for Lowland Scotland, writes for the Autumn issue of The Organic Grower. Scotland’s agriculture is very heavily cattle and cereal based. Fields of wheat, oats and barley are a common sight growing on the sandy soils of the east of Scotland, while the wet and green west is primarily beef […]

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Commercial Growers 26 April 2022

‘So You Want to Start a Seed Coop?’ Week 4 – Packets, Distribution, and Marketing

This week Wales Coordinator Katie Hastings walks us through the vital steps that come after all that lovely seed is grown, harvested, and processed. While actually selling the seed might seem like the easy bit, there’s a lot more than meets the eye…   Our members are responsible for physically packing their seeds into packets […]

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crofting 19 November 2018

Helping the Rye-volution: Crofter-to-Crofter Seed Practice Day

A small but determined and engaged group of crofters from the isle of Lismore in Argyle and from Lochaber undertook the long journey to Uist last weekend, braving  ferry cancellations and road closures.  The aim: to learn about cereal seed growing in a crofting context, i.e. for small-scale producers in the north west of Scotland.  […]

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Community groups 20 January 2021

Our Seeds in the North

Charlie Gray, Seed Sovereignty Programme Coordinator for Northern England, gives a whistle-stop tour of some of the most exciting seed happenings across the region. The Lancaster Seed Library Initiated by Transition City Lancaster and Incredible Edible Lancaster, the Lancaster Seed Library started in 2015 with the aim of bringing back the lost skill of seed saving. […]

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Commercial Growers 12 May 2022

‘So You Want to Start a Seed Coop?’ Week 5 – Finances & Structure

In the final episode of our 5-part series, Wales Coordinator Katie Hastings guides us through two vital parts of setting up a cooperatively-run seed enterprise – the finances and the structure. See the bottom of this article to links to previous episodes!   Finances    The WSH is set up primarily for growers to sell […]

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