Seed Bank Stocktake

Seed bank stocktake

Next gathering: Tues 17 July

It’s that time of year again already! We use our annual stocktake of the shared seed bank as a chance to see which seeds have been coming and going from our seed collection, as well as which ones we need to grow on to ensure they remain viable.

This year we’ll also be using this session as a way to ‘take stock’ of our group and activities. We’re keen to hear your thoughts for the direction of the group as well as what we get up to in the second half of this year. If you are keen to see us continue and thrive, please add your voice.

When: Tues 17th July, 6pm to 7:30pm
Where: Sustainable Activity Centre, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga Continue reading

Natural Garden Remedies (session notes)

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Hoverflies have many beneficial roles in our gardens. Photo: Karen Retra

Big thanks to Chiara Cass for facilitating our June gathering on this interesting topic. The evening was very well attended and we had lots of terrific discussion. Thanks to all who came along.

Below are some of Chiara’s notes. We also had many interesting conversations about related issues and potential solutions, some of which are also noted.

If you have a tip or experience to share, please feel free to leave a comment so everyone can benefit from it! Continue reading

Next event: Natural remedies for your garden

June 2018 SSAW

Next event: Mon 4 June

At our next get together, Chiara Cass, professional gardener and Seed Savers committee member, will lead our discussion of ways to avoid garden pests and diseases, as well as share a bunch of natural remedies to address those issues that might turn up!

When: Mon 4th June, 6:30 – 8 pm.
Where: Sustainable Activity Centre, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga
(next to Hot House Theatre and La Maison Cafe). Continue reading

Seed Savers Event at Black Barn Farm in Stanley

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Visit to Black Barn Farm

By Roz Phillipson

Two months on from the promise of apocalyptic weekend weather in December when the farm visit was postponed, the day arrived for a re-try. Together with the Beechworth Food Co-Op, Seed Savers members took the opportunity to learn from Charlie and Jade about setting up a poly-orchard on permaculture principles. Continue reading

Integrating animals in your garden

Animals in your garden (1)

Next event: 20th March, Wodonga

Have you had a go at integrating animals into your garden? Come along to this session and tell us what you’ve done in your patch to include, exclude or manage animals. We know there are benefits to having animals in the mix, but how can we ensure they don’t destroy the garden? We’ll also discuss tips and tricks for dealing with less-desirable animal visitors, like roaming cats, rodents and black birds. Continue reading

Black Barn Farm Tour and Seed Saving Workshop – Sat 17 Feb

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Farm tour and seed saving workshop – take 2.

UPDATE: this event is fully booked!

The interest and response in the seed saving workshop and the guided tour of Black Barn Farm has been amazing!
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