Ep. 1, Season Two: Seeds are Stories

Co Clare seed grower and Gaia Foundation Seed Sovereignty Programme
Coordinator for Ireland Jason Horner.

“Even a lot of the grain that would have been coming from the Ukraine would have been for animal feed.”

Join Jason Horner, the Co Clare organic market gardener who, in 2021, turned from growing veg as Leen Organics for Ennis Farmer’s Market to growing seed commercially. Jason now grows seed for Brown Envelope Seeds in West Cork and also works as the Gaia Foundation’s Irish Seed Sovereignty Programme Coordinator, where he works on educational and outreach programmes to promote seed saving amongst farmers and growers, and also on campaigns like NO PATENTS ON SEEDS.

In the time since Jason started growing seed last year, food security issues have been pushed to the fore by the war in Ukraine….so how do Irish farmers and growers need to adapt in this fast-changing world?

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