Commercial Growers 07 December 2018

We meet Maria Scholten & Poyntzfield Herb Nursery in Scotland

Where did your passion for seed start? Gardening on the Canadian prairies for a while under semi-arid conditions, my biodynamically trained farmer friend Ginie would recommend biological locally produced seeds because of their strength.  That was one of the first occasions I started thinking about seed and ‘local adaptation inside a seed’. The Canadian BAFTA […]

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Commercial Growers 19 January 2021

Sharing Grain Seed – Here’s What You Need to Know!

Seed Week guest Charlotte Bickler from the Organic Research Centre sets out what you need to know in order to share grain seed in the UK.  Towards a Decentralised Grain Economy “There is a growing movement across the UK towards decentralised grain economies, where grain is traded directly from field to fork without getting embroiled in […]

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Commercial Growers 06 December 2018

An interview with Ellen Rignell at Trill Farm, Devon

Where did your passion for seed start? I became interested in seed during my traineeship at Trill Farm Garden. We grew a crop of beetroot seed for HSL during my first year at Trill and I really enjoyed seeing how a biennial crop transforms from a familiar vegetable to flowering shoots. I then went on […]

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Grain 19 January 2021

Seed Week Film Launch: Introducing Llafur Ni – Our Grains

Watch Gaia’s latest film – Llafur Ni (Our Grains)– about a farmer’s 20-year quest to find and revive the Welsh black oats his grandfather once grew. Welsh organic farmer Gerald Miles has been on an epic quest to rediscover the rare black oats his grandfather once grew in Pembrokeshire fields overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. For […]

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Commercial Growers 06 December 2018

An Interview with David Price at the Seed Cooperative, Lincolnshire

Where did your passion for seed start? I guess my passion is really for diversity and that is what has fired my enthusiasm for open pollinated seed and seed sovereignty.  I have worked all my life in ecological systems where diversity is effectively nature’s programming language – without it natural systems breakdown.  My work on […]

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Events 21 January 2021

Our Seeds are Our Stories – Available to Watch Now

To celebrate Seed Week 2021, on Wednesday 20th January Gaia’s Seed Sovereignty Programme and partners hosted Our Seeds are Our Stories, an online storytelling event featuring Vivienne Sansour of the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library and Kimberley Bell, founder of the UK Grain Lab. Learn more about the power and importance of seed in the UK and […]

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