Seeds of hope prints

Seeds of hope prints

Artist Julia Groves is now selling prints of the award-winning 'Seeds of Hope' paintings, with all profits from the sales going to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Seeds of Hope: RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2022

Seeds of Hope: RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2022

We are delighted and honoured that artist Julia Groves has been successful in submitting her paintings of Seed Co-operative seeds to the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2022 at the Saatchi Gallery, London SW3 4RY in a series entitled 'Seeds of Hope.'  Julia said: "I wanted, through these paintings, to highlight the vital work of the Seed Co-operative, as they develop new varieties through organic plant breeding, and support the collective work of those striving towards making agroeco...

Growing tomatoes at Gosberton

Growing tomatoes at Gosberton

Frank Gundry-White, head grower for the Seed Co-operative takes us through the tomato growing routine at Gosberton Bank Nursery - from sowing to seed harvest.

We need a Supply Director!

We need a Supply Director!

Supply Director - Seed Co-operative Position now filled!   Job description The Seed Cooperative’s mission is to support the collective work of those striving to make agroecological farming and food sovereignty a reality. The Seed Co-operative grows, processes, and sells open-pollinated organic and biodynamic seed for professional and recreational growers. Its shareholders are mainly the community of growers it serves. The successful candidate will have personal and professional credibility wi...

Work-based biodynamic training with the Seed Co-operative

Work-based biodynamic training with the Seed Co-operative

The Seed Co-operative is proud to be part of the The Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Farming and Gardening which provides a two-year work-based training that combines the development of practical skills alongside the development of deeper understanding which is needed for a new generation of farmers and gardeners in agroecology. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn alongside our head grower, who is an experienced biodynamic farmer. You will learn all aspects of organic...

Cooperative Seed Models

Cooperative Seed Models

Our chair Henry L'Estrange recently took part in a workshop at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on Co-operative Seed models, candidly outlining some of the successes and challenges we have faced in the last few years.

Our Seeds are Our Stories 2: Seed Week Special

Our Seeds are Our Stories 2: Seed Week Special

Based off the popularity of the Seeds are Our Stories event last year, the Seed Sovereignty Programme are back on Wednesday January 26th 19:00 to 20:30 GMT for more fire-side seed stories to warm your winter and get you ready for the growing season ahead. A special Seed Week event featuring seed workers from our networks and stories of the seeds that connect them to their homes and heritage.

We are recruiting an interim manager

We are recruiting an interim manager

Interim Manager We are looking for someone to lead our team at the Seed Co-operative, to provide sickness cover. This may lead to a longer-term position. You will need to be on site in Gosberton, Spalding, Lincolnshire at least fifty percent of the time. Job Specification You will be leading a small team on site, and supporting them in their varied roles including growing and processing seeds, running our online shop, keeping our base of supporters and members connected, and developing all as...

Seed Co-operative 2021 AGM

Seed Co-operative 2021 AGM

Biodynamic and Organic Plant Breeding and Seeds Limited Annual General Meeting Saturday 4th December 2021, 14:00am on Zoom. Booking Form for our 6th Annual General Meeting Please fill in your details here to register for our AGM and we will send you a zoom link to join the meeting. You can download the Agenda, along with our Annual Report and Draft Financial Statements in advance of the meeting. If you have any questions or can't book here please email our Secretary, Julia Wright, on ...

The Seed Process: Following the Journey from Harvest to Packet

The Seed Process: Following the Journey from Harvest to Packet

Wed, 29 September 2021 19:00 – 20:30 BST In this webinar organised by The Gaia Foundation - Seed Sovereignty Programme Hans Steenbergen of the Seed Cooperative and Fred Groom of Vital Seeds take us through the journey their seeds take from plant to packet, using a variety of techniques and equipment. They'll discuss things to consider like seed quality, disease control, and collective models of equipment. As market gardeners are busy bringing in their crops this time of year, so too are seed ...

GM 2.0 Can local food chains survive the threat of gene editing?

GM 2.0 Can local food chains survive the threat of gene editing?

This webinar from the CSA Network UK aims to bring those involved in local and regional food production up to speed on the latest developments in genetic engineering. It looks at claims that we need it to make farming sustainable and ‘feed the world’ - and to provide an agroecological framework for thinking and talking about the ‘new GMOs,’ and insulating local food chains from their potential impacts.

‘State of Seed’ survey results and Seed Diversity and Resilience Exchange Opportunity

‘State of Seed’ survey results and Seed Diversity and Resilience Exchange Opportunity

The Landworkers’ Alliance and The Gaia Foundation's Seed Sovereignty Programme have published their 'State of Seed' report and are coordinating a series of virtual exchanges with projects in Europe and the USA to support the re-emergence of seed and grain sovereignty in the UK.