Sinéad Fortune is the manager of the Seed Sovereignty UK and Ireland Programme, run by The Gaia Foundation. The programme increases awareness of availability and knowledge of locally produced, open-pollinated seed through training, mentoring and support for growers. Learn more about the programme here and contact your Regional Coordinator to find out how to get involved.
By Sinead Fortune, Oxford Real Farming Conference
Growing your own food has seen a resurgence on a scale that has been compared to the Dig For Victory campaigns of the second world war. But with so few places selling seed, how can you take advantage of this planting season and get your own veggie garden under way?