SLF runs all November
The Albury-Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival runs throughout the month of November, with an impressive array of events and activities. The showcase event is the Sustainable Living Fair, being held at Junction Square in Wodonga on Saturday 18th of November between 9am and 1pm.
Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga are pleased to be attending again this year, and will be running a kids activity making newspaper pots and potting on seedlings to take home. Continue reading
Emma discussing weeds!
By Karral Millar & Chiara Cass
Workshop: Embrace your Weeds, held Thursday 12/10/17
Presenter: Emma Street
As gardeners we spend a great deal of time and money and risk our health with the use of herbicides in order to remove weeds from our garden. Perhaps we should rethink and use some of these weeds which can be delicious and highly nutritious. Continue reading
Seed saving and farm tour, Black Barn Farm, Sat 2 December
An end of year treat! Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga is teaming up with the Beechworth Food Co-op for a combined event on Saturday 2 December in Stanley.
We’ll run a ‘seed saving 101’ session, followed by pot luck lunch and then take a tour of Black Barn Farm.
Come for all or part of the proceedings. Seed savers members’ participation to share their seed saving skills, tips and experience at the workshop is very welcome.
When: Sat Dec 2, 2017 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Black Barn Farm, 60 Lower Nine Mile Rd, Stanley
Booking: (free) click here
Member Wendy Justice sent us this note – Thurgoona Community Garden are seeking donations of seedlings and/or people to become involved in their garden.
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Our next event …
Don’t just reach for the glyphosate! We will look at safer, more environmentally friendly ways of dealing with these “plants in the wrong place”. Best of all, we will learn to view them as friends with a multitude of valuable and delicious uses.
Join us for this special session, presented by Emma Street. You may know edible weeds are a highly nutritious, sustainable, local food source, but how often are they seen as tasty as well? We will discuss some of the species and recipes that make weeds delicious to eat, as well as some ideas to preserve them for use throughout the year.
When: Thursday 12th October, 6:30pm – 8pm.
Where: Sustainable Activity Centre, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga
By Lou Bull
Please, we would love more peas …
Photo by Simon Dallinger
Coming across this photo again was a lovely surprise. Taken just over 7 years ago the faces in of our seed saving committee were a little bit different with a couple of familiar ones as well.
I found it while I was looking for some photos of pea flowers to encourage everyone to save some seeds when their peas take on a little spring fling. Continue reading
Please come and join us for a screening of the newly released film “Seed, the Untold Story”. We thought it the perfect movie to share with fellow seed savers!
We’re hosting a one-off screening, on Wednesday 9th August, at 6:30pm, at the Sustainable Activity Centre, on the Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga.
About the film:
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. Continue reading