Commercial Growers 03 August 2021

Seed Selling Success for Emerging Seed Sellers

The Organic Growers Alliance is a network of growers, farmers and horticulturalists. This article by Katie Hastings was originally published in their Organic Grower No 55 Summer 2021 Newsletter.        https://organicgrowersalliance.co.uk/ The journey from producing your first seed crop to selling it is not so much a straight road as a labyrinth. While growing […]

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Commercial Growers 01 September 2021

A seed saving year @ Leen Organics, August

In August’s bumper installment Jason shares his time-saving seed cleaner, rhubarb and custard tomatoes, and the uplifting prospect of an Irish Indian Summer… After that spell of great weather mid-July and having been away for a week there is now a backlog of seeds ready to be processed. Crimson Flowered Broad Bean, Irish Green Pea […]

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Commercial Growers 30 September 2021

A seed saving year @ Leen Organics, September

In September’s penultimate installment Jason is threshing, drying, picking and processing a plentiful supply of seeds in a seasonal sprint to outwit the changing weather… Its all starting to come together now, literally and metaphorically. Apart from the Cucurbits most of the seed crops are either harvested or at least starting to be harvested. All […]

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Brewing 14 October 2021

Introducing the Seed Revolution Tee!

A collaboration with artist Isla Middleton for the Seed Gathering 2021 Introducing our Seed Revolution t-shirt range! A stunning set of eco t-shirts born out of the Seed Sovereignty UK and Ireland Programme, which is bringing diversity and resilience back to our seed system. We believe that a food revolution starts with seed.  TAKE ME TO THE […]

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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 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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