Sowing the seeds of a resilient food system

Growing organic diversity in our fields, soils and seeds means working with Nature’s genius and embedding resilience for future generations.

Growing health, naturally

Seeds of open pollinated varieties, bred and maintained for organic systems, are the essential ingredients for farming that nurtures the health of our planet and people.

Democracy is at the heart of what we do

We work with a network of growers and share our skills to build a closer relationship between people, the food they eat and the farmers who grow it.

The availability of organic open pollinated seed has been in decline for many years.  The Seed Co-operative pare of particular significance.

Ben Raskin, Soil Association

The Seed Co-operative provides a community based solution from which growers and the whole food supply chain will be able to benefit.

Shane Holland, Slow Food UK

The work that the Seed Co-operative is embarking on is urgent and worthy of support.

Andy Goldring, Permaculture Association

Seed Co-operative are a vital part of the infrastructure needed for family farms to survive.

Sir Julian Rose, International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside 

Seed Co-operative is countering a potential mass extinction of the seeds we depend on for health, vitality and diversity in our food.

Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust

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MEMBERS DAY and 2019 AGM at Waltham Place, Saturday 9 November 2019

September 26, 2019

MEMBERS DAY and 2019 AGM at Waltham Place, Saturday 9 November 2019

Seed Co-operative invites all Members, and prospective members, to our 2019 Annual General Meeting as part of a Members Day hosted at Waltham Place in Berkshire. BOOKING ESSENTIAL as numbers are strictly limited.

From Seed to Seed - 40 short films on how to produce your own vegetable seeds

September 18, 2019

From Seed to Seed - 40 short films on how to produce your own vegetable seeds

Previously only available on DVD, Nicholas Bell and Martina Widner have now made their excellent films available through a wonderfully engaging web site. If you have ever wondered what goes in to producing the seeds you sow, this is a great way to find out.  In fact, why buy seed from us?  Now there's no excuse not to save your own!

The Living Seed - Ireland's Seed Gathering - October 12th & 13th

September 18, 2019

The Living Seed - Ireland's Seed Gathering - October 12th & 13th

For anyone who fancies a seedy weekend in Ireland, this is the event for you! A fantastic initiative put together by people working in organic seed from all over the island of Ireland.  Please support them if you can.

Come and find out more

Our 2019 AGM and Members Day will be at Waltham Place, Maidenhead on Saturday 9 November.   All members and prospective members welcome.

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