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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Community groups 20 January 2021

Our Seeds in the North

Charlie Gray, Seed Sovereignty Programme Coordinator for Northern England, gives a whistle-stop tour of some of the most exciting seed happenings across the region. The Lancaster Seed Library Initiated by Transition City Lancaster and Incredible Edible Lancaster, the Lancaster Seed Library started in 2015 with the aim of bringing back the lost skill of seed saving. […]

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Commercial Growers 27 January 2022

A seed saving year @Leen Organics, January Blog

January Blog: A seed saving year @Leen Organics Since signing off for last year at the end of October I haven’t done a whole lot outside in the garden. This became very apparent when I went back at it the second week in January. Confronting me were pepper haulm (that we had been picking from […]

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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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Seed Matters 24 January 2022

Support the Seed Packet Pledge

This Seed Week, from 24th – 28th January we invite you to take the Seed Packet Pledge. By donating £2.50 per month – that’s the average price of a packet of seeds! – you can help sow the Seed Revolution, supporting Gaia’s Seed Sovereignty UK and Ireland Programme. If you’d like to see a locally adapted, […]

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