Seed Gathering 2021
On the 23rd and 24th of October 2021 we held the very first Seed Gathering. It was a weekend of inspirational discussions, workshops and talks celebrating the diversity, opportunities and deep cultural connections of our seeds. We have made all of the recordings publicly available on our vimeo.
The Seed Gathering has been organised with support from three of our valuable allies – The Organic Research Centre, the UK Grain Lab, and the Landworkers Alliance. Each of these organisations represents collaboration in key areas of research, grain networking, and the wider network of landworkers in the UK.
Landworkers’ Alliance – a union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers with a mission to improve the livelihoods of our members and create a better food and land-use system for everyone.
UK Grain Lab – an annual meeting of farmers, millers, plant breeders, bakers, cooks, scientists and academics providing an opportunity to bake together, eat, drink, learn from each other and talk about the future.
Organic Research Centre – an independent research charity working for better and more sustainable farming systems which protect the environment and provide good food for everyone.
The ‘Seed Gathering Zine’ was organised by the Seed Sovereignty Programme and sent to all attendees as a physical accompaniment to the online sessions.