Regional News 04 April 2018

Seed training takes place across the British Isles

The first six months of the UK & Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme have seen a team of 5 skilled and experienced Regional Coordinators take up posts across the country, 38 growers trained in seed production, and active participation in outreach and events reaching approximately 500 engaged growers, horticulturists and activists. Whilst the regional ‘seed hubs’ are […]

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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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Events 30 May 2018

Seed Training & Events Coming Up in 2018!

Seed Training in Scotland Saturday 14 July, 10 am – 5 pm. Basic Seed Production Training Day at Newton Dee Camphill Village near Aberdeen with Neil Munro. The training will include seed plant biology, reproduction biology, selection principles and techniques, seed plant husbandry and harvesting, cleaning and storage of seed; the path to commercial seed production. With […]

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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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Events 16 July 2018

Southeast England Seed Workshop, Saturday 28 July

On Saturday, 28 July we’ll be hosting an Introduction to Seed Production Workshop from 10:00–16:00 at the All Saints Centre in Lewes. The training will be an opportunity for experienced or commercial growers to gain an overview of the basic principles of growing for seed production from planning and planting through to harvesting and storage. […]

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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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