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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Commercial Growers 18 November 2019

Meet the Growers!

Ellen, Regional Coordinator for the West of England introduces you to some of the inspiring seed growers she works with! This year has been a busy one for the Seed Sovereignty Programme. We’ve launched a comprehensive training programme in seed production and considerably widened our network of seed producers. What better way to tell you […]

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Commercial Growers 16 September 2021

Seed Gathering Sign-up is now LIVE!

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 2021 Seed Gathering – our first ever! – will be held virtually to keep all participants safe and minimise any disruption to programming due to changing pandemic restrictions. However, […]

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Regional News 09 July 2018

Nurturing a Seed and Grain Movement in Wales – Reflections from Regional Coordinator Katie Hastings

The first six months of working as the Wales Coordinator for the UK and Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme have had me travelling around the country meeting a wonderful mix of farmers and growers. I’ve been to brand new sustainable small holdings working under the ground-breaking Welsh planning law One Planet Development. I’ve hung out with […]

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