Market gardeners and commercial growers hold a vital part in developing our seed sovereignty here in the UK both in terms of variety and quantity of locally-produced seed. However, one of the biggest concerns from commercial growers interested in producing seed - for their own use, to swap in seed circles, or to sell to seed suppliers as another income stream - is how to balance demands of a market garden with the unique challenges producing seed raises.
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. Speakers included Jason Horner of Leen Organics, Ann Owen of Einion's Garden and André Tranquilini of Waltham Place (Seed Co-op grower) to explore seed production in market gardens and learn from their experience of following this path.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR PROGRAMME This webinar is a partnership between the CSA Network UK, the Seed Sovereignty Programme run by the Gaia Foundation, the Landworkers’ Alliance, and the Organic Growers Alliance and forms part of a webinar series funded by Farming the Future. The webinar programme focuses on practical teaching and farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchanges from farmers and growers from around the UK. The series is designed to increase knowledge exchange and learning on both the politics and practice of agroecology, seed sovereignty and food sovereignty. If you would like to be involved in running a webinar, a theme or practice you would would like to know more about, or have a specific topic you would like to present on please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.