Crowdfunding since 2010

Seed as commons and available for all enables diversity and self-determination. We are financing a free rye variety – and that's just the beginning.

OpenSourceSeeds accompanies breeders in the development of new, sustainable crop varieties – important work of independent plant breeders that often takes many years and whose financing is not secured in the long term. With this project and together with you, we can make the breeding of a new rye variety possible, and for the first time as a community. Let's invest together in the future of organic farming!
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5/3/22 - 6/11/22
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Minimum amount (Start level): 30,000 €

The first-ever crowdfunding of a new cereal variety protected as a commons for all - specifically, a new rye from an organic breeding company.

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35041 Marburg Deutschland

6/2/22 - Wir haben uns entschieden, unsere Kampagne um...

Wir haben uns entschieden, unsere Kampagne um eine Woche zu verlängern, um einige unerwartete Hindernisse in der bisherigen Laufzeit auszugleichen.
So wollen wir sichergehen, dass wir das Startlevel erreichen und unsere gemeinsamen Anstrengungen nicht umsonst waren. Wenn wir mehr sammeln, können wir zusätzliche Züchtungsschritte finanzieren, die die neue Roggensorte weiter verbessern. Alles zum Hintergrund der Verlängerung findet Ihr in unserem Blog-Artikel auf der Kampagnenseite.


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