WELCOME TO THE LONDON FREEDOM SEED BANK

The London Freedom Seed Bank is a network of food growers and gardeners dedicated to saving, storing and distributing open-pollinated seed. 

The VISION of the London Freedom Seed Bank:

1 – RAISING AWARENESS: Of the skills and importance of seed saving; of the issues and actions threatening our seed heritage

2 – RE-SKILLING: Providing training for urban food growers, gardeners and schools about growing, saving and storing organic seed; creating a community of Freedom Seed Savers, skilled in seed saving techniques

3 – PRESERVING: Creating a living seed bank for protecting and storing our Freedom Seeds: rare and unusual varieties, grown and saved in London

4 – SHARING and DISTRIBUTING: Sharing and distributing Freedom Seeds for free to all who want to grow food

‘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 is centuries of evolution, a gift of our ancestors and needs to be saved as a gift for future generations.’
– Vandana Shiva

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Seed Saving in South London – Tues 20th Nov.

We warmly invite you to join us for a Seed Saving Evening at the South London Botanical Institute on Tuesday 20th November from 6.30-9pm. We will be screening the Seeds of Freedom documentary, sharing top tips on how to start saving, and hearing from Richard Galpin about his experience breeding new lettuce varieties. Richard will also … Continue reading Seed Saving in South London – Tues 20th Nov.

Three seedy events in October not to miss

We’re delighted to share news of three seedy events coming up in October: Screening of Seed: The Untold Story, Monday 15th October, 4.15pm, at the Bertha Doc House. Melanie Fryer from the Gaia Foundation will be joined by food activist Anna Lappe for a Q&A afterwards http://dochouse.org/cinema/screenings/seed-untold-story-qa Talk: A food revolution starts with seed, Tuesday 16th October, 11am-12.15pm, … Continue reading Three seedy events in October not to miss

Skip Garden Harvest Festival, 22nd September

Join us at the Skip Garden on Saturday 22nd September for their Harvest Festival. Come and celebrate the bountiful harvest and learn about seed saving at this time of year too. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea prepared by the wonderful community kitchen, stalls packed full of homemade produce, and drop-in activities to keep the littles … Continue reading Skip Garden Harvest Festival, 22nd September

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