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US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
In June, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture alerted the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg that their seed library was in violation of the Pennsylvania Seed Act of 2004. According to officials, the library would have to follow the prohibitively expensive procedures of large-scale commercial seed companies or only offer commercial seed. The first option is impractical and the second option would gut the exchange of its primary purpose to serve home gardeners
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Could Crowd-Sourced Organic Seed Banks Save Our Agricultural Future?

Could Crowd-Sourced Organic Seed Banks Save Our Agricultural Future? | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
The world's largest democracy has to do more to beat back the dangers of GMOs, and India's organic seed banks might just be the natural weapon required to defeat the GMO beast.
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Shareable: Seeds of the People: Growing Local Knowledge

Shareable: Seeds of the People: Growing Local Knowledge | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it

It's challenging enough to explain to a five year old child who has spent his or her whole life in the city that a carrot is a taproot and grows in the dirt. The fact some edible plants are native to the area, yet estranged from the industrial food system is sometimes bewildering even to an adult. I've realized that when advocating for use of local and heirloom seeds for community food and ecosystem resiliency, the preexisting knowledge that a person has is important to understand. An organic farmer will tell you, even in the city, it all starts with the soil right under your feet. - See more at: http://www.shareable.net/blog/seeds-of-the-people-growing-local-knowledge#sthash.1GhDpgvC.dpuf

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Vandana Shiva in Greece for Mega Seed Exchange

Thousands of gardeners came and give seeds to each others near the Bulgariam border Navdanya from India was one of the supporter of the events with a grant a...
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40 Tons of GMO Crops TORCHED in America, Media Blackout

40 Tons of GMO Crops TORCHED in America, Media Blackout | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
Though the controlled corporate media apparatus is suppressing the story, 40 tons of GMO crops were torched, prompting an FBI investigation. There has been a complete media blackout.  It was only reported locally live on KXL Radio and echoed by the...
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Seed Savers Exchange on a mission to preserve our nation’s food history

Seed Savers Exchange on a mission to preserve our nation’s food history | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
In extreme northeast Iowa, Seed Savers Exchange is a living testament to the rich diversity of foods North Americans used to eat. But the nonprofit organization is more than just a repository.
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Britain's new 'peasants' down on the farm

Britain's new 'peasants' down on the farm | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
A determined generation of young smallholders hope to reclaim the British countryside from the grip of corporate food giants
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Shareable: Seeds of the People: Growing Local Knowledge

Shareable: Seeds of the People: Growing Local Knowledge | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it

"It's challenging enough to explain to a five year old child who has spent his or her whole life in the city that a carrot is a taproot and grows in the dirt. The fact some edible plants are native to the area, yet estranged from the industrial food system is sometimes bewildering even to an adult. I've realized that when advocating for use of local and heirloom seeds for community food and ecosystem resiliency, the preexisting knowledge that a person has is important to understand. An organic farmer will tell you, even in the city, it all starts with the soil right under your feet."

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5 Steps to Successful Seed Saving - Earth911.com

5 Steps to Successful Seed Saving - Earth911.com | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it

Home gardeners understand that growing your own fruits and vegetables comes with variety of benefits including buying less from the grocery store, knowing exactly where your food came from and generally being a little more self-sufficient. A great way to become an even more self-sufficient gardener is to consider saving your own seeds. By doing so you’ll spend less money on seeds in the future, have access to the exact seeds you want to grow and help maintain the genetic diversity of heirloom plants.

 

According to the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, the world’s largest plant conservation project, roughly a quarter of all plant species – 60,000 to 100,000 – are threatened with extinction. Additionally, we grow significantly fewer types of plants for food than we did even a century ago. For example, at the turn of the twentieth century, 408 tomato varieties were sold in the United States. Now, only 80 of those varieties are preserved by the USDA.

 

The reason this is significant is because over time, plants adapt to certain environments and their genes reflect those adaptions. The fewer types of plants we grow, the less genetic diversity our plants have, making them more susceptible to changes in climate and other potential threats.

By saving seeds from plants in your garden, growing them year after year and sharing those seeds, you are helping maintain our garden heritage, according to Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit seed preservation and production organization in Decorah, Iowa.

 

We spoke with Jennifer Zoch, a seed technician at Seed Savers Exchange, about how gardeners can start saving seeds at home, and she helped us break the process down into some simple steps you can take to get started. Read on to find out how you can become a seed saver.

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Is Africa about to Lose the Right to Her Seed?

Is Africa about to Lose the Right to Her Seed? | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
Seed and the control of seed lies at the heart of agriculture. In Africa, 80% of seed comes from local and community saved seed resources. It forms an integral part of community food security. This entire traditional system is now under threat.
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“A Million Seeds” – Interview with Permaculturist / Author Christopher Shein by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine

“A Million Seeds” – Interview with Permaculturist / Author Christopher Shein by Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
Two selections from Mr. Shein’s book:  The Vegetables Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture. “Change is inevitable in the garden. What works well one season may not be successful the following year. Ada...
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Expert Guide to Seed Starting: Organic Gardening

Expert Guide to Seed Starting: Organic Gardening | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
Start the season off right by starting your own seeds—save money, grow interesting varieties, and be sure your garden is organic from start to finish. Here's all of our seed starting information in one place.
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Seed2Seed foundation course: 'Grow Life and Food in our most cemented places'

Seed2Seed foundation course: 'Grow Life and Food in our most cemented places' | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it

A unique opportunity to learn about food growing from seed to seed and go on a practical journey from March to Nov one Saturday a Month. From Permaculture to Bioynamic…Biodiversity to Beauty…Seed saving to Preserving in very small or big growing spaces with passionate tutors in a thriving community at an amazing venue – on the roof of a supermarket!

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‘Seed library’ opens in Healdsburg

‘Seed library’ opens in Healdsburg | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
Transition Healdsburg opens a seed library at the Healdsburg Regional Library.
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Webinar - Listing Seeds in the Seed Exchange

Interested in becoming a part of one of the largest seed exchanges in the country? This webinar will go over how to get started and what to expect as a Liste...
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How to get free seeds for your first garden

How to get free seeds for your first garden | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
Join the grow your own movement by following these simple tips for finding seeds. Starting a garden from seed can be an expensive proposition if you'r ...
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A Hill of Beans - Modern Farmer

A Hill of Beans - Modern Farmer | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
When Mary Ann Fox passed away this winter, she left behind quite a legacy — thousands and thousands of heirloom beans.
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Why You Should Save Seeds - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Why You Should Save Seeds - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
Reasons why you should save seeds from the vegetables in your garden from year to year.
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Why Organic Seed ?

Why Organic Seed ? | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
eOrganic author: John Navazio, Organic Seed Alliance and Washington State University This is an Organic Seed Resource Guide article. Introduction...
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Épluche ta ville - Équiterre

Épluche ta ville - Équiterre | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
Explorez Montréal à travers un webdocumentaire d’Équiterre sur l’alimentation saine et locale
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Monsanto Bound to Promise Not To Sue Organic Farmers

Monsanto Bound to Promise Not To Sue Organic Farmers | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it

Today a decision was reached in theOSGATA et al. v. Monsanto lawsuit by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

The three-judge panel ruled that a group of organic- and otherwise non-GMO- farmer and seed company plaintiffs are not entitled to bring a lawsuit to protect themselves from Monsanto’s transgenic seed patents. This decision was accompanied with the following explanation that ”Monsanto has made binding assurances that it will not ‘take legal action against growers whose crops might inadvertently contain traces of Monsanto biotech genes (because, for example, some transgenic seed or pollen blew onto the grower’s land).’”

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Make seed bombs for guerilla gardening - Timber Press

Make seed bombs for guerilla gardening - Timber Press | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
Gardening doesn't have to be restricted to your yard. Stretches of derelict urban land can be improved with a little work (and a little fun). With “seed bombs”, any unloved area that formerly grew only weeds can be encouraged ...
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Saving Seeds in Ecuador - Permacyclists #10

http://www.permacyclists.com The world of tomorrow will not be the same as the world of today and we need to find ways to survive. If we are going to follow…
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Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising

Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising | Graines de Troc - Seeds swaping | Scoop.it
The book Harvesting Justice isn’t just a look at the world’s most exciting food justice groups—it’s also a knockout organizing tool.
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