The Gaia Foundation’s Seed Sovereignty Programme is offering an intermediate course in seed production for commercial growers
Online sessions Thurs eves for commercial Growers in Northern England
Running from April 2022 to March 2023 with 4 site visits
Course designed with seed saving experts: Hans Steenbergen, Founder of Stormy Hall Seeds, Co-founder & advisor to the Seed Coop Sue Stickland, Author of Back Garden Seed Saving Peter Brinch of http://open-pollinated-seeds.org.uk We will connect with them online & during visits You will also connect to other northern seed savers
This course will be interactive and will include 4 site visits. It is aimed at providing a theoretical framework and practical experience to support you as you grow your own crop for seed this year. It will include an annual cycle of growing crops for seed, supported by detailed information from experts.
Theory & practise
30 hours over 6 eves online, plus 4 site visits.
Sliding scale fee £180-£75 Subsidised by Gaia Foundation’s seed sovereignty programme: Bursary places available
Thurs eves 6-9pm online (inc Q&A)
Thurs April 28th 6-9pm
Sat May 21st 11am-4pm Visit Lancaster Seed Library
Thurs June 23rd 6-9pm Visit Seed Coop
Sat July tbc Thurs Aug 18th 6-9pm
Thurs Sept 22nd 6-9pm
Sat Oct 8th 11am-4pm Visit Hans Steenbergen
Thurs Nov 17th 6-9pm
Thurs Dec 15th 6-9pm
March regional meet-up tbc
To apply please complete application form here.