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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crofting 21 November 2019

sìol arbhair – A Year of Heritage Grain Growing in the Highlands

Maria Scholten, Regional Coordinator for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, has been working hard with crofters this year to bring more of the heritage grains back into rotation. Hear about her work and how to get involved: We began our grain work early this year with a visit to Uist to learn about grain […]

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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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In the Media 15 August 2018

A food revolution starts with a seed – Article in the Ecologist

Originally published online in the Ecologist 1st August 2018 Global losses in seed diversity pose a significant threat to the health and stability of our food systems. The Gaia Foundation is working in partnership with the Soil Association, the Landworkers Alliance, Irish Seed Savers Association, and the Seed Cooperative to address this threat with a three-year long […]

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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 30 September 2021

A seed saving year @ Leen Organics, September

In September’s penultimate installment Jason is threshing, drying, picking and processing a plentiful supply of seeds in a seasonal sprint to outwit the changing weather… Its all starting to come together now, literally and metaphorically. Apart from the Cucurbits most of the seed crops are either harvested or at least starting to be harvested. All […]

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