Sowing new Seeds
What is Sowing New Seeds?
aim is to enable allotment holders, schools and community groups in the
Midlands to grow exotic crops not traditionally grown in the UK.
Click here to see our video!
Why do we need this project?
- Over the last 40 years, the variety of food consumed in the UK has broadened. It now includes foods from a whole range of cultures.
- There is already a wealth of non-traditional crops grown on allotments in the UK. These crops and the skills to grow them are in danger of disappearing as they are not being passed onto younger generations.
This project aims to capture and preserve both the crops and the knowledge. It will make seeds and skills available to those who want to grow these crops.
What the project is doing?
Over the course of the project, we are:
- Collecting seeds and knowledge and safeguarding them for future generations
- Making seeds, skills and knowledge available to everybody
- Supporting groups within the Midlands to grow exotic crops
- Setting up a demonstration garden at Ryton Gardens.
Many of the unusual crops collected in this project can be accessed through Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library - you can join here. You won't find them in other seed catalogues!