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

Feedback from Drop-In Seed Session

By Karral Miller

Pics from the session by Thea O'Loughlin

Pics from the session by Thea O’Loughlin

At our Drop-In Seed Session evening on Thursday 20th October around 30 members enthusiastically chose seeds from our seed bank to plant in their gardens now that the soil is (slowly) warming. The seed bank currently has a wide variety of seed and, due to recent efforts by some of our volunteer workers, it is better labelled, cleared of unviable seed, easier to access and record deposits and withdrawals. Continue reading

Notes from Andrew Christy’s Seed Raising Talk

Hot tips on seed raising and more

Plus a quiz for seedling spotters

By Jane Barlow

A wonderful turn out of folks came to listen to Andrew Christy give us a talk on raising seeds and the growing mediums that can be used, also containers, tricky seeds and ways to improve the way we raise seeds. Ideas and tools for success. Continue reading