Will Bonsall

Maine, USA

Will Bonsall, director of the Scatterseed Project, is best known for his work in preserving crop diversity. A regular speaker on seed saving, organic farming and veganic farming, he was featured in the 2016 documentary SEED: The Untold Story about seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. 

In the early 1990s, he helped to found the Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa to preserve and share heirloom seeds. In 2014 he set up the Grassroots Seed Network. 

His past occupations are as varied as his seed collection. These include draughtsman, prospector, hobo, gravedigger, logger, musician, language teacher, and artist.

In addition to farming and seed saving, Bonsall is an active author. His works include Through the Eyes of a Stranger and Will Bonsall’s Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening.

Will Bonsall

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