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Food, Seed and Climate Change Resilience

3rd February 2023

Coming up at #SeedWeek

Our 6th annual #SeedWeek is almost upon us and there’s a cornucopia of seed goodness in store. Below is a brief menu of what’s happening between Monday 6th – Friday… Read More

12th January 2023

We Feed The UK: Pop Up Portrait Studio

We Feed the World is a storytelling campaign, showcasing the small-scale farmers and fishers who produce 70% of the world’s food on less than a quarter of its farmland. In 2018,… Read More

21st December 2022

In memory of Margret Kagole Byarufu (1968 – 2022)

Farmer, leader, custodian of sacred natural sites and seed: Kagole’s calling in life was clear from birth. She was named after her father’s aunt, a custodian of the Wandyeka sacred… Read More

15th December 2022

Seed Gathering 2023

On Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th of February 2023, The Gaia Foundation’s UK & Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme will host our second Seed Gathering: a space to share, learn, and… Read More

Oat Quest © Jason Taylor
15th 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… Read More

A Legacy Imbued in the Seed © Andy Pilsbury
4th October 2022

A Legacy Imbued in the Seed

A new film from The Gaia Foundation’s Seed Sovereignty series celebrates The Leakey Bean Collection. This is a story of seed as a source of connection to the plants and… Read More

Beanfeast gathering for the northern network of The Gaia Foundation's Seed Sovereignty Programme © Kev Howard
30th September 2022

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… Read More

18th August 2022

Gaia launches new set of GMO resources in collaboration with Beyond GM

Our UK & Ireland Seed Sovereignty team have collaborated with our friends at Beyond GM to create a set of resources on the issues around GMOs and gene-edited crops and… Read More

25th July 2022

Could you be the next Southeast England Seed Coordinator?

We’re pleased to share news of a vacancy within our thriving Seed Sovereignty Programme team, here in the UK. If you would like to become the next Southeast England Coordinator,… Read More

13th June 2022

Gaia Sign Joint Statement on the Genetic Technologies (Precision Breeding) Bill

UK civil society urges MPs to understand the implications of deregulation and revise the bill to ensure the interests of farmers, businesses and citizens are protected. This week The Gaia… Read More