Seed Matters 11 April 2019

We’re recruiting! Could you be the Seed Sovereignty Programme Manager?

We’re looking for a strategic thinker and dynamic communicator with a passion for food and seed sovereignty here in the UK and Ireland. This is an exciting opportunity to take the Seed Sovereignty Programme through its final year and look towards the next stage of this vital work.  About the Seed Sovereignty UK & Ireland Programme […]

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Commercial Growers 03 August 2021

A Seed-Saving Year at Leen Organics -July

In July’s abundant installment Jason grapples with garlic, rattles Red Mustard, picks a peck of peas and revels in some riotous ripening… Heavy rain over the first few days of July has topped up any soil moisture deficit that had accumulated during a relatively dry June. Outdoor crops got a boost and the last green […]

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Get Growing 28 February 2018

Story of Origin – Learning from Canada to Spread Seeds of Change

It was during the Great Seed Festival in 2014 that the idea for the programme was first conceived, as an audience dedicated to seed and food justice heard Jane Rabinowicz, the then head of The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, present the story of their inspiring programme. The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian […]

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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 03 August 2021

Seed Selling Success for Emerging Seed Sellers

The Organic Growers Alliance is a network of growers, farmers and horticulturalists. This article by Katie Hastings was originally published in their Organic Grower No 55 Summer 2021 Newsletter.        https://organicgrowersalliance.co.uk/ The journey from producing your first seed crop to selling it is not so much a straight road as a labyrinth. While growing […]

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Commercial Growers 01 January 2018

South West Growers Get Connected

It’s cold, wet and muddy and the plants in the garden look as though they’ve all but gone to sleep. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a time of rest for growers in the UK. But while the garden lays dormant over winter, growers begin a different phase of their annual cycle – […]

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