Bristol Seed Swap event is part of a global movement of people who recognise seed swapping as an opportunity to share skills, techniques, knowledge, experience, stories, ideas, dreams… it strengthens both our biodiversity and community

 

 www.realseeds.co.uk         A comprehensive site -  clear, detailed info & great seeds too!

www.diyseeds.org   40 short films on seed saving

 

www.gardenorganics.org.uk        - Some info on seed saving & lots on organic gardening

 

http://www.seedambassadors.org/seed-saving-guide/ - Really useful guide & site

 

 http://www.gerddibroddyfigardens.co.uk/ -Dyfi Valley Seed Savers - Doing it well in Wales

 

http://seedsavers.net/ - Great Australian network, with great resources & info

 

https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/top-tips-seed-saving - Permaculture mag tips & links

 

www.kew.org/science-conservation/collections/millennium-seed-bank -  Kew Collection

 

http://seedfreedom.info/  An inspirational global movement!

 

 

The Seed Savers’ Handbook, Jeremy Cherfas

'Breed your own vegetable varieties' by Carol Deppe

'Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners' by Suzanne Ashworth

'Heirloom Seed Saving Handbook: Your Personal Survival Seed Bank by' by Danny Gansneder

'Seedswap' Josie Jeffery

Youtube

A wonderful source of information, try typing 'seed saving' or 'plant breeding' into the search for an overview or specify a particular type of plant.  ~ (Be suspicious of any video that fails to mention cross pollination).

Films

 Seeds: the Untold Story

'As many irreplaceable seeds near extinction, Seed reveals the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage a David and Goliath battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000 year food legacy.'

On Amazon Prime, you have to pay £3.99, but its worth it, especially if you can sharing a screening with friends.

On Amazon Prime, you have to pay £3.99, but its worth it, especially if you can sharing a screening with friends.

In Our Hands

All change begins with a story and In Our Hands is the story of the farmers who, through hope, hard-graft and sheer bloody mindedness are refusing to be victims of history. This one hour documentary takes you on a journey across the fields of Britain, past the orchards of forgotten fruit and through the fields of ancient grains. The film reveals both the wisdom of the old and the innovations of the young, who are bringing back the worm to the soil, the ‘culture’  to ‘agriculture,’ and the flavour to the tomato! We stand on a brink, the swallows are departing, but the future of this land is still In Our Hands.

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