Doohoma’s Stories – The Seedbank on air – Radio Bremen

In May 2017, Kerstin Burlage, journalist for Radio Bremen, visited the “Seedbank of Love & Stories”. She talked to Ann and Doris and swapped a story – and then she made a contribution for Radio Bremen for the production “Rituals” (2nd July 2017, 11:05 am on “Nordwestradio”, now Bremen 2).

We thank Radio Bremen for their permission to publish this contribution on our website (it’s in german) – below you can read the english translation.


Whoever comes to Doohoma via country roads will drive for a long time through nothingness: greeny-brown boglands, gentle rolling hills, here and there bushes duck away from the gusts of wind that are always there. Even if it is not always visible, you can feel the closeness of the sea. If I had come to Doohoma a hundred years ago it would not have been on a road, as there were none at the time. Like many places in this area, the little village on the furthest tip of the peninsula, Doohoma Head was populated from the sea. Back then there was a lively trade by boat – with whale meat, fish and turf. Today there remain a few dozen houses, a catholic Church and two pubs…

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2016 01/02: MUNICH – Before the Beginning

And where are these 144 glass jars coming from, in which the “Seedbank of Love & Stories” is collecting the stories?

In January and February 2016 I was invited to present the project Seedbank of Love & Stories in Munich. And this is 6 weeks before our official opening in Doohoma. Great! What can I do being invited to travel with a project which has not even really begun yet?

Thinking about that, I see that it’s a great possibility, to remind me where the project is coming from and why some of its parts found their way and have become, how they are now. For example the 144 jars in which now we will store the stories.

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