Our 2019 events calendar

Our 2019 events listing

Keen to get some Seed Savers events and dates in your diary? Our steering group have assembled a calendar of events for this year. You can grab your copy by clicking to view it as a PDF.

As always, we’ll send more details about each event to members and those on our email list (join it here) in the lead up to individual events.

And we’ll let you know if we add any additional events, of course!

Along with lots of other local community groups and organisations we also list our events on the Ecoportal.net.au website.

Seed Saving Skills Session

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Our first gathering for 2019

Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga’s first gathering of the year, with a focus on selecting, cleaning and storing seed.

Tips on how to save seed (including those of your favourite tomato) for the best results, along with an opportunity to clean and deposit seed that you’ve collected. Plus access to the seed bank.

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Next event: Surviving Summer

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Come along on 29 Nov 2018 from 7pm

Our next gathering is Thursday 29th November, 7pm – 8:30pm, at the Sustainable Activity Centre, Wodonga.

Summer presents a real challenge for growing vegetables in our hot, dry climate.

Come along for a brief presentation about surviving summer.  Then share some ideas about how to combat the heat, the dry and the (fruit) fly. Continue reading

Next gathering: All about the Seeds

All about the Seeds

A spring session all about seeds

Our next Seed Savers gathering is an opportunity to access the seed bank – just in time for spring planting! Plenty of enthusiastic, like-minded gardeners will be on hand to discuss problems and share hints. For those with seed from autumn seed saving, seed cleaning equipment will be available.

A chance for those who have never collected and cleaned seed to learn how to do it.

When: Wednesday 3rd October, 6pm – 7:30pm
Where:  Sustainable Activity Centre, 1/44 Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. Map.

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Wirraminna Visit

Wirraminna

At our next event: all about native plants and seeds.

Join Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga for a visit to Wirraminna to find out about their native seed production area and growing native plants in our region.

Where: Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre, Howlong Rd, Burrumbuttock.

When: Sat 25th August, 10am to 1pm
(but you’re welcome to stay longer or leave earlier if you wish)

Bring: attire to suit the weather; lunch and water bottle; gardening gloves if planning to help out.

Wirraminna is a 4 hectare former stock reserve, that has been developed and maintained by volunteers since 1995 to showcase native vegetation and wetlands on farms. It includes a large dam, wetlands, natural woodland and native garden beds. There’s also an education centre and lots of interpretative signs. Continue reading

Seed Bank Stocktake

Seed bank stocktake

Next gathering: Tues 17 July

It’s that time of year again already! We use our annual stocktake of the shared seed bank as a chance to see which seeds have been coming and going from our seed collection, as well as which ones we need to grow on to ensure they remain viable.

This year we’ll also be using this session as a way to ‘take stock’ of our group and activities. We’re keen to hear your thoughts for the direction of the group as well as what we get up to in the second half of this year. If you are keen to see us continue and thrive, please add your voice.

When: Tues 17th July, 6pm to 7:30pm
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Next event: Natural remedies for your garden

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Next event: Mon 4 June

At our next get together, Chiara Cass, professional gardener and Seed Savers committee member, will lead our discussion of ways to avoid garden pests and diseases, as well as share a bunch of natural remedies to address those issues that might turn up!

When: Mon 4th June, 6:30 – 8 pm.
Where: Sustainable Activity Centre, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga
(next to Hot House Theatre and La Maison Cafe). Continue reading

Integrating animals in your garden

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Next event: 20th March, Wodonga

Have you had a go at integrating animals into your garden? Come along to this session and tell us what you’ve done in your patch to include, exclude or manage animals. We know there are benefits to having animals in the mix, but how can we ensure they don’t destroy the garden? We’ll also discuss tips and tricks for dealing with less-desirable animal visitors, like roaming cats, rodents and black birds. Continue reading

Join us at the Sustainable Living Fair

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SLF runs all November

The Albury-Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival runs throughout the month of November, with an impressive array of events and activities. The showcase event is the Sustainable Living Fair, being held at Junction Square in Wodonga on Saturday 18th of November between 9am and 1pm.

Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga are pleased to be attending again this year, and will be running a kids activity making newspaper pots and potting on seedlings to take home. Continue reading