biodiverseed:

A lovely gift from someone who knows me very well: seed storage envelopes! 

Organisational variables include:

  • Frø art / Frösort = Seed Species
  • Plante sort / Växsort = Plant Variety
  • Farve / Färg = Colour
  • Frø høstet / Frö skördat = Seeds harvested
  • Indsamlet af / Samlats av =  Collected by
  • Noter / Anteckningar = Notes

These particular ones are in Danish and Swedish, respectively, but there are also English versions available online:

(USA)  

(UK)

For larger seed, there are tubes:

(UK)

By the way, for those of you who are really in to “thingsfittingperfectlyintothings​” and “thingsorganizedneatly​”-type imagery, I’ve been tagging the many ways in which people store seeds as #organisation. Check it out if you are looking for inspiration on how to organise your seeds!

Origami seed envelopes, by nobalcony

Origami seed envelopes by hqcreations

Test tube seeds by greenplantreligion

Seed organiser by greeneyescultiver

Seed box (USA / UK) by katesgarden

Handmade seed packets with type-written IDs by lacoumeille

My seed binder

& more, under #organisation

On the topic of accidentally consuming something non-vegan (the lactose question). I agree with you :) veganism shouldn't be about 100% avoiding animal products at all cost - but simply living your life in a way that causes the least harm. I am vegan and have accidentally consumed dishes with fish sauce, honey, egg etc, and accidentally used products tested on animals. This does not make me any less vegan, I continue to strive to cause the least amount of harm I can.
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recoveringbambi:

queenpups:

This is exactly how I live. This is me right down to a tee. I try my best, I am not perfect, but I do the least harm possible for myself and 4 others. I don’t even label myself as vegan anymore because people go too far with it and it has tarnished the reputations of vegans.

100% agree

biodiverseed:

Have you ever eaten okra, yams, millet, watermelon, sorghum, millet, collards, black-eyed peas, or drank a cup of coffee?

Then you have appreciated generations of agricultural selection that took place on the African continent.

Lost Crops of Africa: Volumes I-III

These readable and engaging books dispel myths, often based on Western bias, about the nutritional value, flavour, and yield of thousands of native African crops.

Designed as a tool for economic development, the volumes are organized with increasing levels of detail to meet the needs of both lay and professional readers. The authors present the available information on where and how each crop is grown, harvested, and processed, and they list its benefits and limitations as a food source.

Find it: Canada / USA / UK & Europe

I would very much like to give these a read!

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(h/t to mamisgarden)