Regional News 14 March 2019

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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Brewing 20 August 2021

Oats-So-Simple Brewing Trial

In late April of this year Mike Hyatt, who farms Baleveolan Croft on The Isle of Lismore, contacted me asking if I knew of anyone malting grain on a small-scale in Scotland. Mike, like many crofters, is patiently waiting for our small-scale de-huller to be developed;  once it has been built, the crofters can bring […]

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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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Commercial Growers 01 September 2021

A seed saving year @ Leen Organics, August

In August’s bumper installment Jason shares his time-saving seed cleaner, rhubarb and custard tomatoes, and the uplifting prospect of an Irish Indian Summer… After that spell of great weather mid-July and having been away for a week there is now a backlog of seeds ready to be processed. Crimson Flowered Broad Bean, Irish Green Pea […]

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Regional News 04 April 2018

South West Seed Savers Cooperative gets Growing

Tucked away in the rolling hills of South West England, a quiet revolution is taking place. A group of small scale, agro-ecological vegetable growers have joined together to form a seed savers cooperative through which they can exchange seeds and share knowledge and experience about seed production. The motivations behind forming the group are numerous: […]

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