On Day 5 of Seed Week we continue northwards and meet Richie Walsh, the Lowland Scotland Coordinator for the Seed Sovereignty Programme.

In this special #SeedWeek podcast Richie is joined by Rowan Leer from The Glasgow CCA Seed Library to talk about Scottish vegetable seed and seed libraries.

Hear how a living library in the centre of Glasgow maintained its seed saving spirit through lockdown and supported the grow-your-own boom by cycling seeds across the city. Rowan also shares her story of growing the Giant Chard from the Seed Library collection and being amazed at how well it performed, and Richie shares news of a Scottish yellow Tomato that can grow under cloudy skies!

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If you’re based in Glasgow and keen to get involved, Glasgow Seed Library says:

“We are looking forward to sharing seeds with people throughout the city in 2021. We are considering how best to do this, safely and under the current restrictions. Please sign up for email updates, and we will let you know how to request seeds. Remember, Glasgow Seed Library is a free resource for anyone – we only ask that growers aim to return some seed at the end of the season for the community to grow the following year.”