The Seed Sovereignty UK & Ireland Programme goes online
It’s been almost four years since we organised The Great Seed Festival in London, to celebrate the seeds that feed us. It was here, as activists, foodies and farmers gathered together at the Garden Museum on the southbank, that an idea took root which has the potential to change the face of seed production in the UK and Ireland. Inspired by a Canada-wide programme on seed security, the Seed Sovereignty Programme was born. The aim is simple: increase the amount of agro-ecological (organic and open-pollinated) seed being grown and sold here in the UK and Ireland.
A source for all things seed
On the new dedicated Seed Sovereignty website you’ll find a growing library of resources relating to all things seed. Whether you’re looking for a local supplier of organic seed, want to train in seed saving or are grappling with seed legislation, we hope that this website provides you with a useful stepping stone and supports you in your journey.
Our five Regional Coordinators are based across the UK and Ireland so please do get in touch via the website to find out more or to connect with a Coordinator in your area.
We have also created a series of beautiful short films with filmmaker Jason Taylor to show the importance and pleasure of seed saving. Hear from Ashley Wheeler at Trill Farm, Fred Groome from Vital Seeds, Kate MCevoy from Real Seeds and farmer and activist Gerald Miles, an active member of the Landworkers Alliance.