Commercial Growers 06 March 2019

Train as a Seed Producer! West of England

  Do you want to create a biodiverse and ecologically sustainable seed system? Would you like to learn more about producing seed on your farm? We believe that seed production is at the heart of seed sovereignty and we have been working with expert seed producers to create a hands-on training programme specifically designed for […]

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Commercial Growers 26 March 2022

‘So You Want to Start a Seed Coop?’ – Week 1, Finding Your Varieties

The Seed Sovereignty Programme has been supporting the formation of a fledgling seed cooperative in Wales. Wales Coordinator Katie Hastings describes their journey so far. Seed breeds cooperation. We have been training Welsh growers in seed production for four years now, and they come to class wanting to share stories of the varieties they are […]

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Commercial Growers 06 March 2019

Learn the Fundamentals of Seed Production at Trill Farm Garden

Interested in producing your own seed? Learn the fundamentals of seed production from Ashley Wheeler of Trill Farm Garden who produces seed for the Real Seed Catalogue. Join us on Saturday 29th June or Saturday 14th September to find out how to produce successful seed crops. There is a real art to producing seed alongside […]

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Commercial Growers 11 April 2022

‘So You Want to Start a Seed Coop?’ Week 2 – Records and Legalities

In this week’s instalment of ‘So You Want to Start a Seed Coop?’, our Wales Coordinator Katie Hastings talks us through the ins and outs of the Record-keeping and Legalities behind selling seed collectively…   Selling seed can seem like a minefield of legislation, but this is not impenetrable. The first thing we did at […]

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Regional News 14 March 2019

The Irish Seed Savers Seed Swap is Busiest Yet. Wayne Frankham shares news from Ireland.

On the first Sunday this March, nearly 200 people visited the Irish Seed Savers in rural County Clare, for our most successful Seed Share to date. This is a working farm in East Clare and visitors came from all around the country. They included members, previous visitors, and over 1/3rd newcomers – including allotmenteers from […]

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Commercial Growers 19 April 2022

‘So You Want to Start a Seed Coop?’ Week 3 – Growing, Harvesting & Processing

If you’re at the stage of wanting to sell your seed, you’ll probably have your seed growing, harvesting, and processing down to a fine art right? Well, when doing these collectively there are a few things to look out for. Wales Coordinator Katie Hastings discusses…   Actually growing the seed should be the easy bit, […]

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