The Free Breeding Award was initiated in 2015 by the Humane Earth Foundation to identify, reward and inform about the work of home gardeners or independant professionals in the creation of original edible plants ( vegetables, fruits, cereals, etc ).
It is time indeed for them to regain control of those creations, in order to continue the admirable work of our ancestors, and not to leave the monopoly of such initiatives to the industry or the public laboratories.
It is the vocation of the Humane Earth Foundation, a private Swiss Foundation to support the work of associations defending the
environment, at European level, by awarding them grants.
The Foundation's board of trustees decided to launch this Award, and to allocate the means necessary, as an extension to its
activities in support of organic farming and the conservation of old vegetable and cereal varieties. After a first initiative in 2015 with vegetables, which gave interesting results (
2015 Edition of the contest ), we decided to repeat the operation in 2016, but
this time for fruits : 2016 Edition of the Contest
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