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Small scale seed saving on the Uist machair

Small scale cropping is thriving on the machairs of Uist. A key element of the system is the use of traditional indigenous varieties of seed that are uniquely suited to growing in the challenging conditions on the fringes of the Atlantic. The sustainability of the system is reliant on being able to save a portion of this year’s crop for onward planting. This video will look at how that is carried out.

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