Seed Sovereignty Programme oat feast
Farming 14 November 2022

Welsh Oats: Back in Black

One October afternoon, we set the places for a feast. Enamel plates punctuated a long table, under borrowed festoon lights strung from the rafters. Wind whistled off of the Irish sea. At first glance, it may have appeared a standard farm to fork meal, a wholesome sharing of local produce and company. But this feast […]

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A Legacy ImbueA Legacy Imbued in the Seed © Andy Pilsbury
North England 06 October 2022

A Legacy Imbued in the Seed

A new film from The Gaia Foundation’s Seed Sovereignty series celebrates The Leakey Bean Collection. It’s a story of seed as a source of connection to plants and people who have come before, as well as those yet to follow; deep rooted but always evolving.   Watch the film: Read the interactive story: Since the […]

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Beanfeast © Kev Howard

Beanfeast: The Best Bits

In September the Seed Sovereignty Programme’s northern network held a Beanfeast. Communities would, traditionally, band together during harvest season for intense work as well as celebration: bringing in crops, saving seed and feasting on bounty. It is a time to, literally, enjoy the fruits of our labour. “Our recent Beanfeast event in the north of […]

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