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Saving Our Seeds

“Global food supply is almost entirely reliant on seeds but seed diversity is under threat. The loss of seed diversity means that our food system is becoming increasing vulnerable, for example, to extreme weather conditions and pests.

I became aware of the threat to seed diversity through the work of London Freedom Seed Bank, a network of food growers dedicated to saving, storing and distributing seed. I was inspired by their commitment to creating a local supply of seed for London and became involved with their activities….

The aim of the research was to understand the relative impact of different community seed projects, in terms of how they protect seed diversity, in order to support community seed saving practices in the UK.”