Global seed breeding company, CN Seeds, has announced that it is supporting a new seed donation organisation launching in the UK.
The long-established family business is supplying surplus seeds to Cultivating Change: an initiative providing seeds to organisations such as retirement homes, businesses, schools and individuals that wish to benefit from the mental, physical and social wellbeing generated through gardening.
Dan Nye, managing director of CN Seeds, explained: “We regularly have surplus seed that we wanted to distribute in a sustainable way, in reflection of our business values, and were looking for a long-term and appropriate opportunity with which to genuinely make a difference."
“Cultivating Change is a fabulous support scheme: connecting people with gardening to benefit from sowing, growing, reaping and eating their own crops, especially beneficial at this testing time for us all.
“The fit was perfect because we have a culture of innovation throughout the company and Cultivating Change is a truly innovative scheme. Our business strapline is ‘growing together’ and this activity is the physical embodiment of that ethos to benefit those that need some support. It is also the first time a seed company has supported a consumer facing initiative in such a direct way”.
Seed will be packaged and distributed from the site in Cambridgeshire to organisations that apply to take part from across the UK via the scheme’s online application at www.cultivatingchange.co.uk.