Annual seed bank stocktake

By Karral Miller

Thank you to the ten Seed Savers members who braved the cold on the evening of Wednesday 5th June to help with the annual stocktake of the seed bank. This is an opportunity to clean out seeds that are past their use-by date, to check which seeds we have in abundance and which ones are in short supply as well as a general clean up and overview of the system. With many people working, the job was done efficiently and quickly. Continue reading

A tour of Albury Wodonga Community Farm

By Steve Burton and Jackie van der Neut

Under brilliant Autumn sunshine (after the best rain the Border has had in months!), a group of keen gardeners and onlookers arrived at Lemke Rd, Gateway Island, Wodonga for a Seed Savers event – a tour of the Albury Wodonga Community Farm visit lead by Tilak, resplendent in his Parklands Albury Wodonga official uniform.

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All smiles in the sunshine! Photo: Paul Smith

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Seed saving skills session notes

By Chris Amor

Roughly 20 people attended  a fantastic Seed Saving Skills session hosted by Karral Millar on the 5th of March at the Sustainability Activity Centre. It was a fantastic opportunity for those newer to seed saving to get a 101 introductory, and a chance for those more experienced seed savers to brush up and share their knowledge. 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.

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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