Commercial Growers 30 April 2019

Budding Seed Producers Get Back to Basics

With Spring in full swing, we’re welcoming our first cohort of growers from the West of England onto our year long training programme in Seed Production! Last week, twelve agroecological growers began their journey to learn more about seed production and how they can incorporate it into their businesses. The training programme kicked off with […]

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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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Get Growing 19 November 2019

Planning to grow seed with Irish Seed Savers requires a look in all directions

This has been a whirlwind season for seed sovereignty in Ireland, the highlight being the ‘Living Seed’ conference bringing seed growers and sellers together at the beautiful Cloughjordan in Tipperary for a weekend of skills-sharing, story-swapping and strengthening the links between the vibrant growers in Ireland. Regional Coordinator Wayne Frankham talks about his recent training […]

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Commercial Growers 20 November 2019

Two Approaches to Transforming the Seed System: The Seed Co-operative and London Freedom Seed Bank

The Seed Co-operative and London Freedom Seed Bank are two organisations working hard to transform the seed system and get other people engaged in seed saving. We explore their innovative methods and hear about some recent events. Seed Co-operative Members Day at Waltham Place The Seed Co-operative’s mission is to sow the seeds of a […]

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crofting 21 November 2019

sìol arbhair – A Year of Heritage Grain Growing in the Highlands

Maria Scholten, Regional Coordinator for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, has been working hard with crofters this year to bring more of the heritage grains back into rotation. Hear about her work and how to get involved: We began our grain work early this year with a visit to Uist to learn about grain […]

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England 15 December 2020

Stroud Community Seed Bank Adapts Bean to Local Climate! 

If this year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of our local communities. The UK & Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme works with a number of inspiring community seed projects across the country. In the South West, Stroud Community Seed Bank has begun a new project to adapt ‘Cherokee Trail of Tears’, a climbing French bean, grown principally for drying, to […]

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