What is a FREEDOM SEED BANK?: It is place where we remember, grow, store, celebrate and share what is truly precious to us, our seeds…a living seed bank and a living community space. It can be on balconies, allotments, schools, urban food growing sites and farms.
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
(Featured image: Seed Mandala, from the first Freedom Seed Bank festival in October 2013)