Help us save the edible biodiversity
We have just launched our first crowdfunding campaign so we can work much more with developing and preservation of edible biodiversity. Seeds must be grown, otherwise the great diversity disappears, thousands of years of work that we have been given from our ancestors. By growing seeds in the ‘The New Seed Garden’ at Farm of Ideas, communicating cultivation practices and developing new organic varieties, we can – together with chefs and seed enthusiasts – strengthen the edible biodiversity, the food of the future, to our descendants.
We want to revive seed production with room for the development of new varieties together with chefs and seed enthusiasts.
The Seed Garden is located at Farm of Ideas where farmer Lasse Linding is a daily supplier of vegetables, milk, meat and eggs to Christian F. Puglisis four restaurants in Copenhagen. The philosophy of the Farm of Ideas aligns with our principles. They work to shorten the way from ground to table, inspiration for new and sustainable ways of thinking about food production.
The seeds of the future are the food of the future. With the Seed Garden we will provide a framework for a closer and stronger connection between seeds and tables. Through the work in the seed garden, we will gather cooks, farmers, researchers and networks in activities that contribute to greater edible biodiversity.
What do you support?
If the campaign succeeds, it will first and foremost make it possible to extend the garden with several heirloom varieties and to involve more people in practical learning about cultivation and harvesting. It will also be possible to automate the packing of seeds in part – so we can send seeds to you all easier.
This means that we can continue to spend more time on preserving old varieties, which is time consuming and meaningful, but not profitable. On the long run, we dream of launching a research and selection program together with Farm of Ideas and local seed savers. Of course we will also share the beautiful garden and our knowledge with you in through events about the journey from small seed to the table. Come with us in the garden, on your own balcony or in the windowshade – plants grow everywhere and bring joy to people.
How do you support?
You can support the seed garden by visiting our crowdfunding campaign here and support with DKK 50 or more.
What do you get in return when you support?
When you support our kickstarter campaign you will be rewarded with one of our 8 rewards. If you support DKK 50, you will be rewarded with good karma and great gratitude from us. You can also be rewarded with seed packages from Copenhagen Seeds, seeds from the garden and the book ‘Dyrk din by’. It is also possible to become a sponsor and get your name or logo on the Copenhagen Seeds website or be rewarded with a guided tour of the garden as well as a delicious lunch prepared by Restaurant Manfreds. Any support is a huge help.