Our seeds are our stories: Seed Week event

Our seeds are our stories: Seed Week event

Join the Seed Sovereignty Programme on Wednesday 20th January for an evening webinar exploring the connections between seeds, stories, culture and hope for the future. For many of us, our connection to seeds runs much deeper than just the practicalities of food production. Our seeds represent hard work, the growing season to come, and belief that we can build a better future. The journeys seeds take and the challenges they face are reflections of our own journeys and challenges. Join us for a...

Our 2021 Catalogue is coming soon!

Our 2021 Catalogue is coming soon!

Our 2021 Catalogue is at the printers and will be with you soon! Our apologies for the delays, but we have been experiencing exceptional demand and have been upgrading our facilities and systems to cope with that.The good news is that it will be in full colour! We hope you like it!

Growing our capacity - our response to exceptional demand

Growing our capacity - our response to exceptional demand

We suspended our checkout on Monday 4th Jan with a backlog of over 500 orders, many of which were large growers' orders. We anticipate that we will be resuming a pattern of occasional short checkout openings with days in between when we will be working through orders.  We hope to be opening later this week and a special notification will be sent out when we know when.  There is also a notice at the top of our home page that we will keep updated. It is not an easy time with the combination of...

Public consultation on de-regulating gene editing launched

Public consultation on de-regulating gene editing launched

Defra has launched its public consultation on the deregulation of gene editing in England. Deregulation means there would be no or few safety checks and probably no GMO labelling for gene-edited products, even though scientists warn that they could be dangerous for human health and the environment. Roger Kerr, chief executive at OF&G said: “It’s concerning that GM and GE are being openly addressed by the prime minister and environment secretary as though it’s already part of agricultural ...

Report on Annual General Meeting 7 November 2020

Report on Annual General Meeting 7 November 2020

Our Annual General Meeting this year was held on Zoom.  You can now watch a recording here, where you will need passcode gdE.7L86 The Agenda is as follows.  The whole recording is nearly one and half hours. I have included times in the recording should you want to jump in at a few particular moments. These times are marked as chapters on the recording. Welcome Approval of the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting. Receipt of accounts and report of the Auditor.  11mins 15secs Appointment...

Rhys' plot through 2019

Rhys' plot through 2019

From April 2019 one of our happy customers regularly shared photos of his successes with us.  It is always great to get feedback.  It's important to know if people to have problems, but also a boost for us to know things are going well!! If you are looking for inspiration for 2020 and wondering what to sow?  Here are a selection of photos of Rhys's success you to give you some inspiration now that the seed buying season is approaching. As you can see, you can get from seed to plate in a short...

Report on Annual General Meeting 9 November 2019

Report on Annual General Meeting 9 November 2019

Agenda, Minutes, Financial Report and Annual Report for the Seed Cooperative AGM on 9 November 2019 at Waltham Place, Berkshire

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

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

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.

Raising awareness of the global seed industry for #SeedWeek

Raising awareness of the global seed industry for #SeedWeek

From 18-24 March 2019, we're joining other small-scale seed producers across the UK and Ireland to celebrate Seed Week and raise awareness of the benefits of buying locally grown and adapted, organic seed. Our experts give their views...

Seed Week 2018 - Our interview with Seed Sovereignty UK & Ireland

Seed Week 2018 - Our interview with Seed Sovereignty UK & Ireland

The week of Monday 3rd December is Seed Week 2018 - an initiative led by The Gaia Foundation and its Seed Sovereignty Programme to celebrate open pollinated, organic seed from Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland.