Commercial Growers 27 November 2018

Seed Week raises awareness of organic seed being grown by small-scale producers across the UK & Ireland

PRESS RELEASE Seed Week raises awareness of organic seed being grown by small-scale producers across the UK & Ireland As annual seed catalogues hit the doormats of eager gardeners, the UK and Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme urges people to reconsider their purchasing habits and plant a seed of change in 2019 by buying from organic, […]

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Seed Matters 15 January 2021

Seed Sovereignty – Much to Celebrate this Seed Week

Shoots of Hope 2020, the Year of the Seed. Okay, of course 2020 will forever be synonymous with the Coronavirus pandemic, but if we could re-brand it, the Year of the Seed may be apt, and certainly infinitely more uplifting. Covid has largely eclipsed all other news stories over the past 11 months, but in […]

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Commercial Growers 06 December 2018

Where to Buy Local, Organic Seed this Year

To celebrate Seed Week we’ve brought together a list of producers who are all committed to cultivating, selecting and saving the best possible quality organic seed. By supporting small-scale producers based here in the UK and Ireland you cast a vote for an ecologically sane seed and food system that doesn’t cost the Earth. So […]

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Commercial Growers 19 January 2021

Seed Stories of the South West

This year ‘Seed Week 2021’ shares stories of South West grower’s favourite varieties and why they love saving seeds! If you’re interested in being involved in the Seed Sovereignty Programme – get in touch with Robyn or Ellen (robyn@gaianet.org, ellen@gaianet.org) or your local Regional Coordinator. Follow the South West @swseedsovuk Mandy Barber at Incredible Vegetables […]

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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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