The Gaia Foundation and Tyfu Cymru are working in partnership to deliver training in open pollinated vegetable seed production in 2020.

Our year long seed production training will include:

  • Workshop 1: Introduction Day (March)
  • Workshop 2: Cultivation for Seed Production (April/May)
  • Workshop 3: Selection for Seed Production (July)
  • Workshop 4: Harvesting and Processing for Seed Production (Sept)
  • Monthly online call with mentors available to answer questions
  • Farm Visits to other seed producers
  • Additional help offered on request (eg, when a crop problem arises)

Following the introduction day which was held in March 2020, we are making available the resourcesĀ from Sue Stickland, which includes an overview of seed production, cross pollination and a handy table which details easy crops to get started with, along with further resources available online.

If you have any questions or would like to express interest in joining the network, please contactĀ 


Introduction to seed production (summary of seed production basics)

Cross Pollination (including an overview of Latin names of the crops)

Which crops are easy to grow for seed (table detailing which crops are easy to get started with)

Seed Savers Exchange chart (providing some information on isolation distances and population sizes) - source

More resources on seed production is also available on the UK Seed Sovereignty website:

Kate McEvoy (Real Seeds) has also compiled a YouTube playlist with seed production videos. Interesting watching for a rainy day!