Group sews seeds for future

A community owned group dedicated to organic and biodynamic vegetable, herb and flower seeds is to hold a workshop in Gosberton.

The Seed Co-Operative, which was a BBC Future Food Award 2017 finalist at the BBC Food and Farming Awards, will hold its first workshop of the year at Gosberton Bank Nursery on February 17.

David Price from the Seed Co-Operative said: “This workshop is for people who are already growing certified organic vegetable, herb and flower seed as part of our network, or those who are interested in getting involved.

“Most of these people are commercial market gardeners who grow seed alongside their crops for restaurants, market stall or box schemes.

“At a similar event last year we had people come from Devon and Scotland and many places in-between.”

For beginners or people interested in an overview, David recommends they attend the group’s AGM in July.

“We will run a shorter workshop for people interested in saving seed for use in their own garden, or for swapping with friends,” he said.

The group is currently looking to recruit a member to join their team in Gosberton.

The group was launched in 2014 and currently has 260 co-owners.

The initiative follows the work of Stormy Hall Seeds, which for 20 years has been the biggest organic vegetable seed producer in the UK on just seven acres.

For more information about the group, vacancy or workshop, visit

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