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22 January 2024

Training

Year-Long Seed Production Training Join us for our year-long seed production training for growers across the UK and Ireland. Hosted by the Gaia Foundation’s Seed Sovereignty Programme, this course will combine expert teaching with peer to peer knowledge exchange to build your skills as a seed grower. The course is designed to give you a […]

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North England 07 November 2023

Building a Seedarium!

Coordinator for Northern England Catherine Howell guides us through how to create a captivating and portable display for your seeds… One of the challenges with promoting seed sovereignty at public events is displays – seeds are very small and tables often very big and flat!  Creating an impact, and enticing people’s curiosity, can be challenging.  […]

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In the Media 09 October 2023

Growing Calls For Crop Diversity

Katie Hastings, Seed Sovereignty Coordinator for Wales, and Gerard Miles, both co-founders of Llafur Ni, feature in a new video from the Financial Times on the increasing need for crop diversity. The Financial Times (FT) investigates the downside of our drive for increased yields from monocultures suited to industrial farming. The devastation of diversity, from […]

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Community groups 25 August 2023

Creating Resilient Networks

Creating Resilient Networks:  A Guide to Setting up and Maintaining a Network  A case study from the Southwest Grain Network  A vital part of our work in building a resilient movement is exploring what essential elements are needed for groups, connections, and networks to last. All too often, groups experience growing pains or burn-out as they […]

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Commercial Growers 12 July 2023

Learn By Doing

Learning by doing and tuning in your intuition.  Jason Horner, Seed Sovereignty Coordinator for Ireland, reflects on the importance of hands-on experiential learning… The idea for this piece came about by way of a short conversation between some of the Seed Sovereignty team coordinators recently. We were talking about how we learn as growers, usually […]

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Community groups 20 June 2023

Join the Community Seed Forum Online

The Community Seed Forum is an online space for seed libraries, exchanges and hubs to meet and share their experiences, wins and challenges.  Meeting every second month via Zoom for just an hour of informal peer support, the Forum is open to anyone at any point on their community seed journey.  Some members represent well […]

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Home Growers 19 June 2023

Walking the Land: South West Network Event at Erth Barton and Crocadon

Southwest England Coordinator Robyn Minogue takes us on a virtual tour of the most recent meet-up of the South West Seed and Grain Networks Following on from the epic South West Seed Sovereignty Pizza Party held back in November 2022 the South West Network gathered again to share, celebrate and learn – this time with […]

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Programme News 05 June 2023

SeedLinked

What is SeedLinked? SeedLinked is an online platform and app for connecting growers, seed sourcing, rating and comparing varieties and running trials. It was first launched in the USA in 2018 and is now available to download as an app, or to use on desktop in the UK and Ireland. The Seed Sovereignty Programme has […]

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Lincolnshire Seeds
Community groups 02 March 2023

We are the Seeds

To close our Seed Gathering 2023 we were joined by poet and performer Liv Torc who gave her powerful, inspirational take on the vital work of our networks.   Hot Poets is an ambitious, award-winning, internationally focused project turned CIC, working to powerfully communicate climate change science and action through spoken word poetry. You can […]

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Regional News 21 February 2023

Highlights from #SeedWeek 2023!

Below, we’ve collected some highlights of the sixth #SeedWeek. Thank you to everyone who shared on social media: we loved hearing about your seed sowing, swaps and stories. This is a hopeful time in the northern hemisphere with new shoots peeking above the soil, tickled by spring. If you’re feeling inspired to sow a food […]

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