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 producers hard at work harvesting their seed. These seeds are destined to become next year's crops, but what happens to them between harvest and being deposited in packets to be shipped to growers throughout the UK?

This webinar will be of interest to any growers interested in learning more about the rigour, work and care that goes into the seeds on which our whole food system depends. It will be of particular interest to those considering producing seed themselves in the future and keen to learn more about the crucial role processing has to play and familiarise themselves with processing equipment, techniques, and opportunities for future collaboration.

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About the webinar programme

The Community Supported Agriculture Network UK, the Landworkers’ Alliance, the Organic Growers Alliance and the Seed Sovereignty Programme are working together to run monthly webinars the last Wednesday of every month throughout 2021.
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 and food sovereignty. We are grateful to Farming the Future for their support for the programme.

If you would like to be involved in running a webinar, have a theme or practice you would like to know more about, or have a specific topic you would like to present on please get in touch with us at

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