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Sun, Seed and Season – Introduction to Seed Growing

seedEvery vegetable and plant we grow wants to produce seed, and yet seed growing is only done by a very few growers across the country. With so much of our food and seed autonomy under threat now is the time to regain an understanding of seed.

Sun, Seed and Season is a workshop designed to help gardeners and growers understand the complex relationships of the cycles of the year to better equip us with the skills and intuition that will help us carry crops through the full lifecycle to produce high quality, fertile seed stock year after year.

Drawing on the holistic understanding of biodynamics the 1-day workshop will explore:
– Practical details of sowing, harvesting and selection of different crops.
– Introduction on how sun and moon cycles are important in seed growing
– Learning how to dry, thresh, and process seeds to high standard.
– Manage fertility and soil in seed production.
– Introduction to Biodynamics

Led by Tony Carlton, an intuitive grower with 20 years biodynamic experience working on farms and gardens including Weleda. Tony has been producing seed for Stormy Hall Seeds for 10 years and more recently has made seed production his main focus.

Cost: £40 including lunch
Location: Tony’s Market Garden in the Forest of Dean GL15 6BU
When: Saturday October 18th, 2014. 10am – 4pm
Bookings: Email or phone 07588258503

This workshop is suitable for beginners to biodynamics as well as those that have discovered it and are full of questions.

Forest Food Sovereignty – Public Meeting


The Forest of Dean Food Sovereignty Co-op would like to invite you to our next meeting,

Where: Littledean House Hotel

When: Sunday, 17th Feb, 19:30

There will be a selection of locally produced fruit and vegetables on offer and our wonderful chef Genie will be preparing food and refreshments but of course please feel free to bring food to share.

This will be our third meeting here in the Forest and so far we have prepared the ground to begin putting into place the ideas we have been discussing to create more self sufficiency in food for the region.

This meeting we will focus on creating working groups for three initiatives:

1 – Network of buyers groups in the Forest

2 – Supporting Country Markets

3 – Model of Forest People’s Supermarket

If you are unfamiliar with the Food Sovereignty Movement it’s quite simple:

Food sovereignty is about the right of peoples to define their own food systems.

Food sovereignty puts the people who produce, distribute and consume food at the centre of decisions on food systems and policies, rather than the demands of markets and corporations that have come to dominate the global food system.

There are six pillars or principles of food sovereignty.

More information and links to other resources can be found on our website:

Tel: 07808168562