Membership reminder – with discount

Membership reminder

Discount: just $15 for a household for a year; helps to support our activities

Big thanks to those who have renewed or taken out a new membership at recent events!

Our membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June, so it’s renewal time. We’re offering our usual incentive, where those joining or renewing by the end of August do so for just $15 per household. After August the price will return to $20 per household – so be sure to catch this “special”!

How: Complete the online membership form (to ensure we have your current details for insurance purposes) and indicate if you are either paying electronically or will bring cash to one of our gatherings. Easy!
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Membership reminder (+ discount!)

Membership reminder

Discount: just $15 for a household for a year; helps to support our activities

Big thanks to those who have renewed or taken out a new membership at recent events!

Our membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June, so it’s renewal time. We’re offering our usual incentive, where those joining or renewing by the end of August do so for just $15 per household. After August the price will return to $20 per household – so be sure to catch this “special”!

How: Complete the online membership form (to ensure we have your current details for insurance purposes) and indicate if you are either paying electronically or will bring cash to one of our gatherings. Easy!
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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

Memberships due – and going for a great price!

Renewal time again

Renewal time again

It is hard to believe another year has zoomed by and it’s membership renewal time again.

We remind you that Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated association, run by and for our members. Memberships help us to ensure we have appropriate insurance for our activities, as well as provide some shared equipment and resources, including the website. For more about the benefits of being a SSAW member, please see here. Continue reading

My winter gardening activities

Winter gardening

Skies are bleak, leaves are gone …

By Victoria Schollick

Winter has arrived with foggy, frosty mornings followed by cold, raining and overcast days. It’s hard to get enthusiastic about gardening when your fingers are feeling half-frozen and your nose starts dripping. And it’s very tempting to stay indoors rather than step outside and tackle some “must do” garden tasks. Continue reading

My favourite orchard tree

By Anna Sullivan

Image of almonds

Anna’s almonds. Photo: Anna Sullivan

After a wonderful summer of fruit, I have been reflecting on my favourite orchard trees and decided it is my almond trees.
Lucky for me they were here when we moved in five years ago but only in the last two years I have come to really appreciate them. Continue reading

Join the Local Harvest Challenge

Local harvest challenge flyer

Local Harvest Challenge week runs 3-9 April.

Get connected with your food!

Join us and the many individuals, households and community groups around Australia who are taking up the Local Harvest Challenge.

It’s one week where we take on the goal of intentionally reclaiming your food choices and decreasing the degrees of separation between us and our food.

How? By setting yourself challenges to find out about local food options and give them a whirl! Find local food resources near you, and put into practice the art of eating locally, supporting local and organic farmers and businesses, and discovering the face behind your food.  Continue reading

I’m taking the Local Harvest Challenge, will you?

Image of zucchini and pumpkins.

Garden produce, yes. But we’ve also got so many other great local harvest options.

By Karen Retra
As discussed at our gathering, I’m going to take the Local Harvest Challenge. It’s a national initiative encouraging people to make mindful food choices for a week (localharvest.org.au).

I’m not usually into food challenges, nor am I doing it because I’ve got all the answers, but because it’s a great excuse to re-examine where my food comes from. And whether my purchasing decisions are supporting the sort of food system I want, that meets my needs but also my values. It’s also a chance to celebrate the local food I’m already accessing as well as dedicate some time to find out about and try new options – which can sometimes get lost in the busyness of life.

Sharing the challenge publicly is a bit confronting for me, but I hope it will help to further the conversations about local food – and maybe mean we can all share some local resources and tips. Continue reading

Protecting, propagating and providing season extensions

What crop protection methods do you use in your garden?

Getting an early start to the season with hoops

Getting an early start to the season with hoops. Photo: Lou bull

When: Wednesday March 30th 2016, from 6:30pm, Thurgoona

Come to this gathering to share your ideas on how you:

  • protect your crops from various elements
  • use heating or housing to propagate seedlings
  • use netting for crop protecting and/or shading
  • use hot housing to extend seasons or grow plants from other climates

We will have the seed bank available. Continue reading