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Intermediate Vegetable Seed Training Programme 2022

Our year long course in Intermediate Vegetable Seed Production is designed to take you through the politics and practicalities of producing seed on your farm. We will look at how to cultivate, select and harvest seed, including how to grow seed to a commercial standard for sale. We will look at the ethics of seed production and the history of seed growing in the UK.

This course is run as a partnership between the Seed Sovereignty Programme and Tyfu Cymru. Made up of webinars, online study groups and independent growing, the course is designed to run across the year. Participants should attend all ten sessions, as well as growing their own seed crop on their farm.

All sessions will be facilitated by the Gaia Foundation Seed Sovereignty Coordinator for Wales:

If you have any questions about the programme please contact us at or

This first session will look at the background of the Seed Sovereignty Programme and the partnership with Tyfu Cymru. It will look at opportunities such as on farm adaptation, seed swapping, seed selling, participatory plant breeding and genetic diversity.


  • History of Seed
  • Political Seed Landscape
  • Agroecological growing practice

Accompanying Webinars /Resources:

Seed Politics Talk from Helene Schulze (Seed Sovereignty Programme)

Watch a 3 minute summary of Seed Sovereignty and 3 minute summary of crop diversity loss: