SEEDFREEDOM AND CONSERVATION
CONSERVATION IS AT THE HEART OF ALL SEEDFREEDOM'S WORK.
We want to conserve our native habitats and use Seedbombs as a way to repopulate wasted areas with native wildflowers and to provide vital food plants and shelter for our native wildlife. We aim to grow plants that improve growing conditions and enrich soils by mining for nutrients and release them back in to the soil as well as break up compacted soil thus supporting more plants to grow and wild habitats to thrive in conditions that wouldn't support life.
All our seeds are native to Europe and are sustainably sourced or hand harvested and locally grown and they are open pollinated (no hybrid or G.M here!) Our seeds are processed and stored according to Kew's millennium seed bank recommendations t o ensure a greater germination rate and a healthier plant success. We are passionate about nature and all our plants and seeds are cared for with love & with a desire to 'do good things and good things will come of it'.
Josie Jeffery founder of Seedfreedom and author of Seedbombs 'going wild with flowers' and Seedswap 'the gardeners guide to saving and swapping seeds and her latest book good companions 'the mix and match guide to companion planting' has over ten years of experience in horticulture garden design, Seedbombing and seed saving. Josie Jeffery's ethos is to listen to, and work harmoniously with nature.
I AM EVER LEARNING AND WANTING TO LEARN MORE ON HOW TO HELP NATURE BY WORKING WITH NATURE IN A GENTLE WAY AS POSSIBLE.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? YOU CAN HELP 'THE CONSERVATION CAUSE' IN SO MANY WAYS AND THIS PAGE CONTAINS JUST A FEW EASY AND ENJOYABLE SUGGESTIONS TO GET YOU STARTED:
*Please read our tips at the bottom of this page for some important info about Seedbombing + to brush up on your nature knowledge.
HERE'S OUR LIST OF SEEDBOMBS TO CHOOSE FROM THAT CAN BE MATCHED WITH THE CAMPAIGNS YOU WANT TARGET OR TO JOIN IN WITH BELOW: Do keep your eyes open on our online shop for more exciting plant combinations as we are always coming up with new recipes to support wildlife + conserve habitats.
BEFORE YOU START A CAMPAIGN THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR OBJECTIVES ARE......DO YOU WANT TO.....?
DO SOME SEEDBOMBING LOCALLY & INTERNATIONALLY.
TIPS ON HOW TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR CAMPAIGN:
THE WORLD IS JUST A GIANT SEEDBOMB AND WE NEED TO HANDLE IT CAREFULLY.
CONSERVATION DESIGNATION :
If you are a nature lover it is important that you work in harmony with natures balance and keep things safe and legal and that your actions are gentle to the environment:
being irresponsible with plants can have catastrophic effects on the environment, introducing some alien plants to an area could wipe out others and the entire habitat that is dependent on it! That is why some areas are protected and should stay that way for the future of our planet.
They will have special status such as an sssi site of specific scientific interest or an aonb area of outstanding natural beauty. Please visit the defra page for earth science information on special sites.
Don’t go planting invasive non-native species that could potentially wipe out our beloved natives and do swot up on whether your chosen spot is designated for landscape and nature conservation purposes click here to find out more..