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Seed saving and seed production; a one day introductory workshop
18 February 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
As part of the work of the Seed Co-operative we are building a network of seed growers around the UK. Certified organic and biodynamic growers can join our network and produce seed to supply to the Seed Co-operative. We have the equipment to be able to clean and test seed and market and distribute the seed through our Seed Shop. We also have a licence from Defra for the production, processing, packing and distribution of seed and look after all of the regulatory requirements.
Currently 80% of the open pollinated, organic and biodynamic seed sold in the UK is imported: we need seed growers to change this and re-build some resilience in our food system.
This workshop is aimed at people who want to save seeds and are, or would like to become, seed producers working with the Seed Co-operative.
We need to know:
what forms of support would be of most help if you already grow seed for us, or if you want to start growing?
PLEASE: come along and tell us what you need from us
Programme for the day
10.15 Seed growing, record keeping, certification, seed legislation, harvesting.
11.30 Tea break
11.45 Pollination, isolation, maintaining varieties.
13.00 Lunch break
14.00 Practical selection,
15.30 Tea break
15.45 Post harvest seed processing, seed cleaning machinery, storage, testing,
16.45 Q & A
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CONTACT US TO REGISTER INTEREST IN A FUTURE WORKSHOP.