Seed sharing is the way forward

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.