Seed Day in Okehampton

Laura White
Laura White

A seed day was held last Saturday afternoon at the Okement Centre in Okehampton organised by the Harvest Workers Coop who actively campaign for and support growers who are trying to protect our disappearing food diversity.

The free event included plant and seed swapping, story telling for children and seed bomb making with Liv, so you could get your hands messy making the seed bombs by mixing compost, mud and wild seeds which would dry.

According to the Workers Co-Operative 96% of seeds have been lost and replaced by hybrids and GMO’s. In the United Kingdom, if a seed variety is not on a registered list of plant material, it becomes a criminal offence to sell such seed, and only major seed companies can afford to register.

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