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  • Welcome to your London Freedom Seed Bank!

    The VISION of our London Freedom Seed Bank:

    ~ RAISING AWARENESS: Organic London food growers growing and saving seeds for the new London Freedom Seed Bank: a sanctuary in London for protecting and storing our freedom seeds.
    ~ RE-SKILLING: restoring and reclaiming the diversity & knowledge about seed saving through re-skilling workshops
    ~ CELEBRATING: Freedom Seed Bank FESTIVAL – a yearly festival welcoming our Freedom Seeds
    ~ DISTRIBUTING: Free seeds for London Food Growers

    ‘Seed is the source of life and the first link in the food chain. Control over seed means a control over our lives, our food and our freedom',. We should turn our roof tops into gardens which are seed sanctuaries because the seed, it is centuries of evolution, a gift of our ancestors and needs to be saved as a gift for future generations.’
    Vandana Shiva

    More on our About page

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London Freedom Seed Bank Festival 2014

Could it really be a week since the festivities on the Battersea Barge? It seemed that fun was had by all! We started the evening with some wonderful music from Annalou, accompanied by Caroline David who also performed her seed anthem Seed unto Seed later in the evening.   Next up it was KMT Freedom Teacher, … Continue reading

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Bring on the Weekend! * Programme for Saturday *

The weekend is nearly here! We will be starting the day off on Saturday at the Great Seed Festival’s main hub in the Garden Museum so please come and say hello at our stall. You can download the 2-day programme and full list of events here. Our London Freedom Seed Bank Festival, this year part of … Continue reading

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Line-up for the London Freedom Seed Bank Festival 2014

We are buzzing and excited to announce the performers for our festival on Saturday 11th October, at 5pm, at the Battersea Barge (SW8 5BP).  This year our London Freedom Seed Bank Festival will be part of the wider Great Seed Festival . The London Freedom Seed Bank Festival will be kicking off with music from KMT freedom … Continue reading

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Visit to the Heritage Seed Library, 15 September 2014

The Heritage Seed Library has been established for over 20 years, and from humble beginnings has grown in to a living library of over 800 varieties and millions of seeds. Their mission is to conserve rare varieties and to encourage growers across the UK to contribute to their practise of seed saving and exchange. A … Continue reading

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London Freedom Seed Bank Festival – Saturday 11th October @ the Battersea Barge on the River Thames! 5pm ‘til late.

Last year we held a festival to celebrate and recognise those who had saved seed during the year. This included a ceremony, where growers donated some of their saved seed to the London Freedom Seed Bank.  The ceremony was accompanied by poetry, song, food, dance, and of course, the odd drink!  We passed this donated … Continue reading

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Join us in Regent’s Park – Thursday 19th June @ 6pm

Originally posted on London Freedom Seed Bank:
Dear all – PLEASE PASS ON the INVITATION to your networks! For who is involved in the Freedom Seed Bank in London, for who want to get involved and/or want to be part of the creation of the Freedom Seed Bank Festival (part of the Great Seed Festival…

What is the Freedom Seed Bank?

We have awakened to the realisation that we are losing something of great importance: As food growers and farmers we have lost our knowledge of how to save seed and our crop diversity … and we no longer hold the seed sacred! In Oct 2012 Vandana Shiva and the International Permaculture Network made a call … Continue reading

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Join us in Regent’s Park – Thursday 19th June @ 6pm

Dear all – PLEASE PASS ON the INVITATION to your networks! For who is involved in the Freedom Seed Bank in London, for who want to get involved and/or want to be part of the creation of the Freedom Seed Bank Festival (part of the Great Seed Festival 11th-12th Oct 2014). Julie very kindly is … Continue reading

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Book your place for the next Reskilling Workshop on the 26th of April – 10.30 – 1.30pm.

There’s still time to book a place on our next reskilling workshop to be held at the fabulous Growing Communities Starter Farm in Dagenham The course will be run by the amazing Real Seed Catalogue (http://www.realseeds.co.uk/) who have been at the forefront of organic seed production for a good few years, growing and selling a … Continue reading

Still some places left on our 30 March South London re-skilling session….

It’s still not too late to book a place on our next re-skilling seed saving session!   To book a place email Jo at  freedomseedbank@gmail.com. The session will cover choosing the species that you want to save,  how many to grow,  how and why you can prevent cross-pollination,  selecting and finally saving the seed.   Come along to help you chose what … Continue reading

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