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Seed sharing is the way forward

Words by Abi Scaife

Seed sharing is the new way to help your community during the cost of living crisis.

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Sharing seeds is the age-old practice of saving seeds from your own plants and sharing them with others. It's becoming more popular within communities - helping people to start growing their own produce for next to no money.

While this obviously isn’t a fix-all solution to the cost of living crisis, it is a brilliant community initiative. By getting together with the people around you and sharing produce seeds, you are giving people access to free, healthy produce - and what is better than that?

How do I start seed sharing?

It’s pretty simple - a lot of the time you can get seeds from the produce you buy in the shops, like bell peppers.

Once you’ve got yourself a collection of seeds and you’ve planted as many as you think you can reasonably grow, contact your friends, family and neighbours and offer them what you have left - they may even offer you some of theirs in return!

All in all, this is a great way to save a little cash, bring your community closer together, and help others, and yourself, access free, healthy fruit and veggies. Score!

This article aligns with the UN SDG Partnership for the Goals.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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