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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Commercial Growers 04 November 2021

A seed saving year @ Leen Organics, October

As the October sun sets on his final installment Jason reflects on the lessons and learning of the last year, his resolutions for the next and the seed savers gift of second chances.. The first week in October started dank and humid (very humid) and it rained a lot. There was an expectation that this […]

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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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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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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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Commercial Growers 28 January 2022

Beans and Peas of Scotland

Scotland’s beautiful landscape is in part thanks to the huge amount of wind and rainfall we receive compared to the rest of the UK. At the time of writing there are no Scottish vegetable seed producers. This has the knock-on effect seeds that Scottish growers are forced to buy from elsewhere are unlikely to do […]

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