By Karral Miller
Around thirty enthusiastic members and guests gathered at the SAC on Wednesday evening, 3rd October, to access the seed bank, clean seed and exchanged gardening hints, a very timely activity as the growing season gets underway.
One point of discussion concerned the sustainability of our seed bank. A major goal of our Seed Savers group is to provide locally appropriate and useful seed to our members but our seed bank would soon be depleted if there are not some deposits as well. We encourage members to save the seed of their favourite and strongest plants. If you are not confident about this, watch for information sessions at Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga or check out the instructions on our website:
- Preparing to save seed
- General seed cleaning notes
- Cleaning and fermenting tomato seeds
- Testing for seed viability
Like any bank, our seed bank needs both deposits and withdrawals to make it work!
The trade table was also busy, with many seedlings and cuttings, offered by members finding new homes.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to this session and big thanks to Karral for coordinating the evening and compiling these notes!