Flood at Svalbard Seed Bank Highlights Seed Security

by admin on May 23, 2017

We were sobered this week with the news of a flood in the Svalbard seed vault, the “fail safe” seed bank that is set in permafrost to hold the world’s most precious seeds.  Its so easy to become complacent about the seeds that feed us, but they’re so crucial.  While no damage happened to the seeds, this event caused by climate change highlights that there is no alternative to comprehensive localised seed movements.  This is us, everyone!  When you are planting your gardens, try hard to get seed that was produced close to home.  If you’re buying starts and seedlings, ask where the seeds came from!

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