Seed Keepers

A plump pumpkin greeted us at The Hedge Shed. Originally grown by Mama Rati in Van Reenen for many, many seasons. She passed the seeds on to keen gardener Eidin Griffin of The Hedge Shed, who has grown them successfully in the Midlands. An enthusiastic group had come to learn more about taking control of…

Seed Super Heroes

Saturday dawned cold and wet. Not a good day for collecting seed, but perfect from snuggling into the Haynes’ Howick homestead and learning all about seed saving. Everyone had different reasons for joining the group – from distress at the seed companies domination of our food, saving money, avoiding GMOs and  building resilience, to trying…