Welcome to our community seed bank project! We are a team of volunteer seed guardians growing vegetables, herbs and flowers for seeds in the back gardens, allotments and community plots of Stroud. After our first successful and productive experimental year in 2016 we have been expanding both our team and the range of seeds we grow.
If you’d like to see our Seed Catalogue’s from 2016-2021, let us know!
Beans grown by seed guardians in 2016
Farmers and gardeners have saved and shared their own seeds for thousands of years, but with the rise of global agribusiness, F1 hybrids and GM seed, many delicious heirloom and locally adapted varieties are being lost, and genetic diversity is being eroded. By growing our own seed we can help to turn the tide and make our own communities more resilient. Seed growing can be great fun and deeply satisfying – and anyone can do it. Click for more…
How to save seed?
Seed saving doesn’t have to be difficult, but growing good seed does require a bit of knowledge, planning and attention beyond the basics of ordinary vegetable growing, and some vegetables are more challenging than others! There is loads of great information available free online to get you started.
For more information on how to start Seed Saving, please read our Stroud Community Seed Bank Network – Resource Booklet which has lots of links to videos, websites, books and more!
We are a part of a not-for-profit organisation which means that we offer our seeds to you for a donation only.
If you’d like to donate towards a packet(s) of seed that you’ve picked up from one of our distribution points, please do so, using the reference ‘seed bank’. Thank you for your support.