Hey folks! I am the seed-happy admin here: I’m a Canadian transplant living in Denmark. I understand English, Danish, German, and French, so don’t feel shy if you want to submit but don’t feel confident in English: I can always do my best to translate. My husband also reads Swedish, Norwegian, and basic Arabic and Russian. We also have helpers who can work in Mandarin and Japanese. I’d love to track down admins who can work in other languages, so if that is your wheelhouse, send me a message.
I started this project because I am a plant-hoarder, but there isn’t a rehab for that.
Just kidding (but not really).
I actually started this project because there are a tonne of disparate seed-saving organisations and exchanges around the world, and I am working towards building a place where they can all network (I just raised enough to buy the domain for two years this morning, thanks folks!).
I don’t see this as competitive with all of the other seed swaps out there: I see this as a collaborative effort to de-centralise access to the most basic component of the food supply: seeds.
I think bartering, swap, and alternative currencies (like Ɖogecoin, which I accept) are avenues of resistance to the Monsanto-monoculture-milleu of agricultural production: biodiverseed is a space where we can collaborate, and create a community-grounded polyculture praxis for growing our own genetically-diverse food crops.
YOU can help this project grow in a number of ways:
- LIST your seeds to swap with other gardeners
- ASK gardeners who have already listed seeds to swap with you
- BUY seeds from my garden to support the project
- DONATE via paypal, or with the Ɖogecoin widget in the sidebar
- SUBSCRIBE to the blog and the newsletter
- SHARE information about the project on your own blog
Also, if you can’t afford to swap, don’t be discouraged from posting in the #seekingseeds section. Either I will personally send you what you need, or I am absolutely certain you will find many gardeners on here willing to help you start your garden. As far as I am concerned, the ability to grow your own food is a right, not a privilege.
So, thanks for tuning in, and I look forward to seeing this community grow and flourish!