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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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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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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From Seed Circles to Seed Savers, here’s what’s going on across the UK this Spring

Ellen Rignell and Melanie Fryer tell us about the small-scale seed producers across England, and what’s coming up this spring.   The days are getting brighter and Spring is in the air. The green fingered amongst us have already started to venture out into the garden and prepare for the season ahead. If you’re dreaming […]

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Regional News 04 April 2018

Seed training takes place across the British Isles

The first six months of the UK & Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme have seen a team of 5 skilled and experienced Regional Coordinators take up posts across the country, 38 growers trained in seed production, and active participation in outreach and events reaching approximately 500 engaged growers, horticulturists and activists. Whilst the regional ‘seed hubs’ are […]

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Get Growing 14 March 2019

More than just a name! Maria Scholten explains How the culture in agriculture is being lost and why reskilling in seed saving is more critical than ever

To mark Seed Week here in Scotland, it feels only fitting to begin with a celebration of our national staple: the potato. There are potato – or “tattie” – days galore this month. Just a fortnight ago, 500 people attended the Potato Day on the Black Isle organised for the ninth consecutive year by Transition […]

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