The Basque Country Seed Network is a not-for-profit organisation that has spent more than 22 years working on promoting research, conservation and increased biodiversity: from seeds and fruit trees to safeguarding traditional seed knowledge.
In summary, the network has more than 300 members, more than 15 contracts with the Basque public authorities, approximately 60 seed guardians (hazi-zaindari) and 150 fruit seed guardians. What is more, it provides training to more than 7000 students in the Basque Country, conducts research in more than 25 town councils and has a central seed bank. Moreover, it boasts five fruit tree seedbeds, eight fruit orchards, six participatory registries, in addition to talks, tasting sessions and markets. Furthermore, we are actively involved across a variety of media.
We have more than 8 projects in place for 2018. Our two flagship projects are the 'Learning from Seeds' project and town council prospecting project.
- Familiarising and reflecting
- Creating networks
- Social movement, social organisation
- Peasant movement, Peasant organisation