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.

GMO 2.0 - can local food chains survive the threat of gene editing?

GMO 2.0 - can local food chains survive the threat of gene editing?

GMOs in food and farming have fallen off the public agenda. Potential deregulation of gene editing means we must get them back on.   CSA Network UK webinar: Wed, 23 June 2021 19:00 to 20:30 BST For many years now the issue of GMOs in food and farming has fallen off the public agenda in the UK. But with the recent government consultation on deregulating a new kind of genetic engineering called ‘gene editing’, there is an opportunity to look afresh at an experimental technology which ...

June in the organic/biodynamic garden

June in the organic/biodynamic garden

Can you believe it is June already? The very cold and slow start to the growing season means we are playing catch-up. The veg garden should be filling up - by the end of the month there should be little or no bare ground to be seen!

Lincolnshire Food Partnership visit Gosberton

Lincolnshire Food Partnership visit Gosberton

In May we had a visit from Laura Stratford who works with the Lincolnshire Food Partnership. We are very grateful to Laura and the Lincolnshire Food Partnership for permission to re-use the resultant blog in full. Why does seed sovereignty matter? Seed sovereignty is about growers being able to produce and have control of their seeds - by saving seed from the crops they grow, selecting the strongest and most suitable seeds for breeding, and exchanging seeds freely with others. Sounds simple, ...

‘Make Room for Seed’ webinar – recording now available!

‘Make Room for Seed’ webinar – recording now available!

Drawing on the experience of growers who have followed this path this webinar from the Seed Sovereignty Programme gives you the inside track on growing seeds as part of market gardening operation.

Join the Biodynamic Gardening Club and win the ultimate garden tool!

Join the Biodynamic Gardening Club and win the ultimate garden tool!

The Biodynamic Gardening Club is celebrating its 2nd birthday on June 16th and we're having an online party! Join before then for a chance to win an Orion copper spade worth £158!

Making Room For Seed - Seed Production in Market Gardens

Making Room For Seed - Seed Production in Market Gardens

Join the Seed Sovereignty Programme for a webinar on 26 May at 7pm to discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating seed production for profit into existing commercial growing rotations.

Seed Co-op seeks new Directors

Seed Co-op seeks new Directors

We are seeking to appoint a Marketing and Communications Director and a Finance Director to join our Board.

Seed Ambassadors – Building an International Network to Advance Organic Seed Systems

Seed Ambassadors – Building an International Network to Advance Organic Seed Systems

The Organic World Congress will be an occasion for us to celebrate the diversity of culture, food, seed and methodologies. Join us at the pre-conference “Seed Ambassadors – Building an International Network to Advance Organic Seed Systems“, taking place on 6-7 September 2021 in Rennes, France. The pre-conference will be organised as a hybrid event with online & in-person sessions.