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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

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Visit to Black Barn Farm, Stanley

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

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Set your sights on saving seeds this spring

By Lou Bull

Please, we would love more peas …

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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

Film Night: ‘Seed, The Untold Story’

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

Membership reminder & discount

Renewal time again

Memberships now due.

Would you believe it’s membership renewal time again, already? *Except for those who joined or renewed membership in the last three months!

As you know, Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated association. It’s run by, and for, our members. Membership fees help us to ensure we have appropriate insurance for our activities, as well as provide some shared equipment and resources, including the website. If you would like to read more about the benefits of being a SSAW member, please see here. Continue reading

Seed Stocktake Success

By Jane Barlow

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Notes from our event on Thursday 8th June 2017.

The wonderful workers got onto sorting, repackaging, labelling and reboxing to further organise our seed collection.  Seedlings were also brought along and swapped, and we shared supper between getting on with the jobs at hand.  Lots of good advice, tales and laughter. Continue reading