Halema wants to grow coriander and black mustard seed for the seed library from seeds she saved herself.
Anwara wants to grow runner beans and long beans for the seed library. The runner beans came from Sue, and the long beans came from Lutfun at Spitalfields City Farm. “Gardening changed my life.”
Sayada is going to grow coriander, mustard and runner beans for the seed library.
Fatema is going to grow two types of chilies for the seed library, from seeds she saved herself last year.
We are talking part in the International Women’s Day celebrations at Spitalfields City Farm on Tuesday the 8th of March from 12:00 – 14:00.
We will also be holding a seed swap as part of this event.
Lunch and refreshments are included, as well as a line-up of interesting speakers. Our very own Sara Heitlinger will be among them!
Please join us, come and take some seeds, and bring some seeds to share.
Address: Buxton St, London E1 5AR
Please join us at the Winter Gathering for films, talks and food, where we will be presenting our project and recruiting seed ambassadors.
Exciting news is that we have now partnered with the Women’s Environmental Network, who coordinates the Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network. We will be merging the Tower Hamlets Community Seed Library with our seed library at Spitalfields Farm.
“The Women’s Environmental Network is working to tackle the most important issues of our time- climate change, pollution and destruction of the environment. We aim to increase access to healthy, sustainably sourced food, and reduce the risk of harmful chemicals to human health. We are unique in our approach, putting the links between gender equality and environmental sustainability at the heart of our work and campaigns. We believe that progress requires local action coupled with change at national and international levels, and the variety of our campaigns reflects this.”
Do you grow your own food from seed?
Do you save seeds from the food you grow?
We are looking for Seed Ambassadors to help set up a seed library at Spitalfields City Farm.
The seed library will be unique in that it will allow for members to learn – through interactive technologies about the people who donated the seeds, and the conditions under which they were grown.
We are looking for Seed Ambassador who can document their experiences of a full growing cycle from seed to seed for one or two crops – and donate these stories and seeds to the library.
To find out more information, please contact Sara on:
(Image credit: Richmond seed library)
Here is the audio recording of the workshop run by Anton Rosenfeld – from the Heritage Seed Library at Garden Organic. He talks about different types of collections, seed laws, why save seeds, and about how the Heritage Seed Library works.
This Thursday, the 19th of November, we are have a seed saving and storing workshop, and learning how to set up a seed library at Spitalfields City Farm. Anton Rosenfeld from the Heritage Seed Library at Garden Organic will be running the workshop and sharing his knowledge. The workshop takes place from 13:00 – 15:30 with vegetarian lunch from 12:30. Please let us know if you can come! You can contact Sara on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 07800736525.
Do you save your own seeds?
Could you help us set up a community seed-bank at Spitalfields City Farm?
We are looking for participants to take part in 4 workshops in which we will explore practices of seed-saving, storing and sharing – and how technology could help support these practices.
The ultimate aim is to establish a community seed bank at Spitalfields Farm that will allow for the sharing of seeds as well as the stories and growing conditions that created them.
Workshop dates: November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Time: 12:30 – 15:00 (Vegetarian lunch included)
Location: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London, E1 5AR
For inquiries please contact Sara: 07800736525 or email : email@example.com
These workshops are part of a research project in partnership with Spitalfields City Farm and Garden Organic, looking at how digital technology can support sustainable food-growing in the city.