Episode 12: Esiah Levy’s SeedsShare Project

Born in 1986 to Jamaican parents in South East London, Esiah Levy is a London-based creative Food Grower, Gardener Designer and the founder of SeedsShare, a project sending edible plant seeds all over the world.

SeedsShare is a project set up by Esiah in December 2016 to provide organic seeds which can be sown to produce free food and provide long-term food security for Individuals or community gardening groups, particularly in areas where organic fresh produce is at a minimum. Countries which have SeedsShare seeds growing include Japan, Canada, Peru, Indonesia, France, America, the Netherlands, Russia and more!

What makes the SeedsShare unique is all seeds are grown and harvested locally in Esiah’s own garden and various plots around London. All seeds are 100% free with only postage to pay to get your hands on them!

Key talking points were:

  • What is an heirloom vs. a hybrid variety? Which is better and why?
  • What are the easiest types of seed to collect and save?
  • As a seed distributor, is the SeedsShare subject to any regulations or legislation?
  • Can you explain the implications of legislation surrounding seeds?

Esiah has great social media accounts that are well worth a follow! You can find  and connect with him here:

Twitter / instagram / facebook – @croydongardener

Website – www.SeedsShare.co.uk

Linkedin – Esiah Levy