Gardening favourites

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Tell us about your garden favourites on May 10th.

The favourite tools session a while back was such a success we’re keen to explore other garden favourites.

At our May event we invite you to share any garden-related favourite with us e.g. a gadget, magazine, tool or perhaps something else.

Bring your item along to ‘show and tell’. Alternatively, a photo, link or description are fine too!

When: Wed 10th May, 6:30pm – 8pm
Where: Sustainable Activity Centre, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga Continue reading

Our visit to Thea’s garden

By Karral Miller

Thea's terrific talk and photos

Introduction by Victoria. First of many fabulous photos in Thea’s presentation. Photo: Karral Miller

Three years ago Thea and Luke O’Loughlin came from Melbourne to live in a rented house in Albury. Previous tenants had planted some citrus trees, a banana tree (plantains), a passionfruit vine and a few pumpkins and potatoes but had left little in the way of good gardening beds. Undaunted and with almost no gardening experience, Thea and Luke set out to produce as much of their own food as they could without spending a heap of money.  Continue reading

Virtual Garden Visit To Thea’s Garden

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We’re taking a virtual garden tour! All photos by Thea.

We all love to visit gardens (and we’ll do that again as a group in November!) but if a physical visit isn’t possible, how about a virtual one?

Thea & Luke’s Albury rental garden has been a source of inspiration (for us and their social media followers!) and experimentation (for them). We were sad to learn that Thea and Luke are moving on from Albury, but Thea’s kindly agreed to share some of her experiences gardening in our climate with us before they go.
Come along to find out more! Continue reading

We’re moving!

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Image: Gigillo83, Italian traffic signs, CC BY-SA 3.0

Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga has had terrific support from the National Environment Centre (NEC) for our activities since we first formed (technically, even before the group became official!). We’re most grateful for this and the use of the NEC as a venue for our events.

Due to a number of changes in circumstances, we are moving our base from the NEC to the Sustainable Activity Centre, known as the SAC, in Wodonga. The centre is in the former Tourist Information building on the Lincoln Causeway, between Hot House Theatre and La Maison Cafe. The SAC offers community groups like ours a central location to host events and store our equipment. We think it’s going to be a great fit for us! Continue reading

Our events calendar for 2017

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2017 calendar of events

We’ve plotted and planned and we think the resulting event calendar is looking pretty good!

We’ve not locked in the final dates of the year (tricky from this far out) but you can check out the nature of those sessions, too.

Please consider adding these dates to your diary. And as always, we’ll keep you posted if additional opportunities arise.

You’ll find it on this page of our website.

Summer Seed Cleaning Afternoon

By Lou Bull

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Parcels of seeds ready for cleaning and storage (and inclusion in our seed bank). Photo: Lou Bull

On Saturday afternoon of Feb 18th a trusty group of seedy characters (I can’t help but play on these words) plus some new faces, enjoyed the very autumn-like conditions to clean seed, go through the seed bank and share some great gardening stories. Continue reading

Seed Cleaning Session to kick off 2017

Seeds ready for cleaning! Photo: Lou Bull

Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga’s first event for 2017 will be a seed cleaning session, on Saturday 18th February, from 2pm-4pm at the National Environment Centre*, Thurgoona.

  • Do you have seed in a corner ready to clean but haven’t done it yet?
  • Are you unsure what to do with that bunch of seed heads you stuffed in a paper bag somewhere?
  • Want to save seed from those incredible summer vegetables you’re harvesting, but not sure how to go about it?

It’s time to come along to our annual seed cleaning session! Continue reading