Event notes from ‘Embrace your weeds’

Emma and some weeds

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 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

Our visit to Thea’s garden

By Karral Miller

Thea's terrific talk and photos

Introduction by Victoria. First of many fabulous photos in Thea’s presentation. Photo: Karral Miller

Three years ago Thea and Luke O’Loughlin came from Melbourne to live in a rented house in Albury. Previous tenants had planted some citrus trees, a banana tree (plantains), a passionfruit vine and a few pumpkins and potatoes but had left little in the way of good gardening beds. Undaunted and with almost no gardening experience, Thea and Luke set out to produce as much of their own food as they could without spending a heap of money.  Continue reading

Summer Seed Cleaning Afternoon

By Lou Bull

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Parcels of seeds ready for cleaning and storage (and inclusion in our seed bank). Photo: Lou Bull

On Saturday afternoon of Feb 18th a trusty group of seedy characters (I can’t help but play on these words) plus some new faces, enjoyed the very autumn-like conditions to clean seed, go through the seed bank and share some great gardening stories. Continue reading

Seed savers visit RAD growers

Collage of photos from farm visit

Our visit to RAD growers

Our much-anticipated end of year excursion to RAD growers was a wonderful day out and a huge hit with those who attended. Erin O’Callaghan runs this inspiring small-scale farm enterprise at Bungowannah, just outside Albury.

Report below or just check out the photos. Continue reading