ORCHARDSTOWN – Following a successful harvest this year, the micronation of Leylandiistan & Gurvata is embarking on a new venture to sell the resulting seeds throughout the micronational community.
According to Co-President Fionnbarra Ó Cathail, seed sale and distribution will be handled by the state-owned Confederation Seeds Company, which will ensure proper packaging of the seeds and their subsequent posting to the purchaser. Cathail stated that the seeds to be sold were grown locally within the micronation and in adherence with strict environmental regulations forbidding the use of harmful chemicals.
The Autumn 2015 Seed Catalogue released by the Company includes seeds for seven different plants, six of which are food crops such as chives, peas, flax, and various salad leaves. At present, the Company has not specified pricing for the seeds, noting that for this inaugural sales year, specific contracts will be negotiated with prospective customers, and that bartering will be welcomed as an alternative to cash.
“This is our first year collecting and selling seeds, so this year’s experience of trading with the community will teach us a lot for the future,” said Cathail, indicating that the success of this year’s market will play a key role in the continuation of the venture.