Commercial Growers 01 August 2018

Introducing a New Generation of Growers to Seed Saving in Southeast England

On 28 July Peter Brinch, of Open Pollinated Seeds, provided a day of seed production training in Lewes to an enthusiastic group of mostly new-entrant growers. Although the eleven participants included experience from the Sussex Community Seed Bank, which is a great regional resource, most were very new to seed saving. One participant commented that […]

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Farming 22 November 2019

Where Have all the Grains Gone?

At the end of #seedweek – highlighting the importance of local, genetically diverse and ecologically grown seed – we hear from Katie Hastings about the work going in Wales to support grain seed sovereignty‚Ķ Here in Wales, our Seed Sovereignty Programme has been working with growers and farmers on the ground who are literally sowing […]

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Regional News 01 August 2018

East Anglia Growers Build on Seed Growing Experience

East Anglia already has a strong emerging movement of sustainable community food including several horticultural projects, community supported agriculture (CSA) and community gardens providing local produce and opportunities for people to get involved with where their food comes from. Representatives from several of these inspiring projects came together at the Greengrow Co-op on 22 July […]

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Commercial Growers 27 August 2020

A Virtual Tour of Real Seeds

We recently ran a webinar in collaboration with The Landworkers Alliance, the Community Supported Agriculture Network, and the Organic Growers Alliance. We were joined by Kate and Ben from Real Seeds, who gave us a virtual tour of their site and walked us through their fine-tuned processing and shipping system. It was great to get […]

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Events 16 May 2018

Crop Selection with Real Seeds – 16th June

Seed Production Workshop: Selection Tutor: Ben Gabel (The Real Seed Catalogue) Host: Trill Farm Garden, East Devon Date: Saturday 16th June 2018 This is the second workshop we are running with the South West Seed Savers Co-operative and The Real Seed Catalogue and will be a chance for growers to get more in depth training […]

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Commercial Growers 03 June 2021

‘Make Room for Seed’ webinar – recording now available!

At the end of May, we held our ‘Make Room for Seed: Seed Production in Market Gardens’ webinar. Market gardeners and commercial growers hold a vital part in developing our seed sovereignty here in the UK both in terms of variety and quantity of locally-produced seed. However, one of the biggest concerns from commercial growers […]

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