Commercial Growers 28 January 2022

Beans and Peas of Scotland

Scotland’s beautiful landscape is in part thanks to the huge amount of wind and rainfall we receive compared to the rest of the UK. At the time of writing there are no Scottish vegetable seed producers. This has the knock-on effect seeds that Scottish growers are forced to buy from elsewhere are unlikely to do […]

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Commercial Growers 08 February 2023

Chicory Mania Grips the Nation

A Special Podcast for #SeedWeek Chicory is an unsung crop in the UK and Ireland. It comes in many forms and flavours, from striking red and white bitter radicchios to delicately sweet and tender witloofs with much more in between. Grab yourself a cuppa and join our Scotland Seed Sovereignty coordinator, Richie Walsh, in conversation […]

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Commercial Growers 18 July 2018

Scotland Seed Training Day a Great Success

“Inspired to extend seed saving practice.” “I found the course very interesting and it was presented in an interesting and accessible way.” “The networking part of this day was really worthwhile coming for.” These were some of the comments by participants at the well-attended Seed Production Training day at Newton Dee. Participants came from Aberfeldy, […]

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Ireland 29 February 2024

Where Giants Grow

Stories and seeds have grown hand in hand since the dawn of agriculture. Just as stories need to be told so as not to be forgotten, seeds must be sown so as not to be lost.   In the parish of Glendale, on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, folk talk of a giant cabbage once grown […]

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Commercial Growers 29 October 2018

Another well attended Seed Training in Scotland: “Loved it”

After the well-attended and well-received Basic Seed Production Training Day in Newton Dee this summer (see report on this website) and a seed saving workshop on the Black Isle in September, a third training was given,  aiming at comercial growers and seed savers in the Central Belt last Saturday, the 3rd of November at the […]

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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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