Starter kit: Grow your own
The seed savour project aims to rehabilitate and spread the ever diminishing varieties of vegetable species by allowing individuals to grow them at home. Over the last 100 years these crop varieties have slowly dwindled to a small percentage of what we were used to. An example is that there are over 7500 Tomato species of which only a few are available in the supermarket. This is due to many factors, such as price, transport and production that brings the most efficient product to the shelf. So how can we be more aware of the impact of the choices we don’t make and the consequence this has to what is on demand or available on the shelves of supermarkets?
Heirloom growers continue to grow these original varieties and so can you. The starter kit allows one to choose an original strand of seed called a Heirloom which can be grown which diversifies its variety and the range of flavours and nutrients. By educating ourselves about the impact we have and the change we can bring we can support the balance in our biodiversity and even reintroduce these forgotten species. The product encourages the growing and harvest of vegetables and the sharing of seeds and experiences with your peers. In exchange you may receive a unique variety of seed from someone else.