Basic Cycle

HOST > SEED SWAP SUNDAY
Annual event in your community venue. Ours is the last Sunday each February.

INVITE > 20 MEMBERS
Open public invitation – ideally diverse for broad experience and future promotion. In the event of extra interest, another SeedKeep should be established to grow a network.

SELECT > 20 VARIETIES
This allows a manageable effort to be maintained & expanded annually according to group confidence and facilities.

RECORD > DATA
Each crop donated should have details of who grew what, where and when. How the crop performed & details to verify the varietal character so that diversity is maintained and new varieties are recognised.

SKILL SHARE > SEASONAL MEETINGS
Share and discuss experiences.

TASTE > SOCIABLE EVENTS
Understand and enjoy crops.

DIVIDE > SAVE / GROW / SHARE
Save sufficient seeds for one years seed crop as security.
Grow seed crop – minimum 2 members per crop.
Share surplus with new groups, other members, seed swap attendees and community projects.

PROMOTE > GROW A NETWORK