With the rise in genetically modified seeds many are looking to the past, to the days of seed saving and seed swapping.
Swapping and saving seeds insures our planet's plant heritage, and the movement is gaining popularity.
Seed swapping is about engaging with your community, sharing seeds with friends, neighbours and relatives, and exchanging knowledge and ideas.
At the same time, this fascinating activity makes it more likely that the genetic integrity of a plant is preserved and passed on.
I have enjoyed seed saving, it is one of the most exciting of garden tasks, and it represents the end of the season, a time for reflection.
I enjoy the whole seed-saving process and sharing my garden’s seed bounty with my friends and the community.