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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Get Growing 19 November 2018

Why We Need Open Pollinated Seed. The Seed Programme featured in The Guardian

Originally featured in The Guardian on Saturday 17th November. Written by Alys Fowler. If you examine my pockets you will always find, among the lint, some seed. It’s an absent-minded ritual when I see ripe seed. I guess it makes me feel safe to walk around with a potential garden in my pockets. I don’t […]

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Community groups 04 January 2021

Seed Swaps in the Time of Covid

It’s a challenging time for communities around the world, and this is no less true for seed groups, seed swaps and seed libraries. However, this is the Season of the Seed, the time of the year when people come together to trade tips, experiences, and seeds they have saved from the past growing season and […]

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Brewing 14 October 2021

Introducing the Seed Revolution Tee!

A collaboration with artist Isla Middleton for the Seed Gathering 2021 Introducing our Seed Revolution t-shirt range! A stunning set of eco t-shirts born out of the Seed Sovereignty UK and Ireland Programme, which is bringing diversity and resilience back to our seed system. We believe that a food revolution starts with seed.  TAKE ME TO THE […]

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Commercial Growers 05 December 2018

An Interview with Fred Groom from Vital Seeds in Devon

Where did your passion for seed start? My passion for seed started while I was at university studying Human Ecology and came from a political perspective initially. I was shocked to learn about the concentration of control and power within the global seed industry, and how traditional varieties  and the precious genetic diversity within them […]

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