Resources

Organisations working with seed

Organic Seed Alliance

An organisation based in the USA, focusing on education and research into organic seed production

Seed Freedom

“The Global Movement for Seed Freedom is a network of individuals and organisations committed to align our thoughts and actions with the laws of Gaia, Pachamama, Vasundhara, Mother Earth… We protect the biodiversity of the planet by defending of the freedom of the seed to evolve in integrity, self-organisation, and diversity.”

Seed Savers Exchange

American organisation dedicated to keeping heirlooms varieties of vegetable alive. They also have a great Youtube channel with seed-saving tips

Gaia Foundation Seed Sovereignty UK and Ireland Program

Supporting a biodiverse and ecologically sustainable seed system across Britain & Ireland. Because a food revolution starts with seed.

Books on seed growing

The Seed Garden

Seed Savers Exchange – A great book for those interested in garden-scale seed saving

The Organic Seed Grower

John Navazio – A brilliant book for those interested in medium-large scale organic seed production

Seed-related news

EU agrees total ban on bee-harming pesticides (via the Guardian)

The world’s most widely used insecticides will be banned from all fields within six months, to protect both wild and honeybees that are vital to crop pollination Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/27/eu-agrees-total-ban-on-bee-harming-pesticides