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
Photo from Nick Taylor’s “Pedalling Forwards” blog.
Nick Taylor is a sustainability blogger on a pedal-powered tour around Australia. He recently passed through our area and joined in the Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga visit to the community garden.
Nick describes his adventure as ‘a bike journey in search of sustainability innovations and inspiration’ and he wrote a lovely piece about his visit to this garden with our group. Continue reading
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.
All smiles in the sunshine! Photo: Paul Smith
Community Farm Visit, 3 May
Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga will visit this large organic market garden that produces vegetables and herbs not readily available locally. Tilak will lead the tour showing us how the multicultural gardeners save seeds and market their organic produce direct from the community garden.
When: Friday 3 May, 10am – 11:30am
Where: Bhutanese Community Farm, 150 metres off Lemke Rd, Gateway Island, Wodonga. View on google maps.
Free event but RSVP required by 3pm, Thursday 2 May. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. Continue reading
A chance to access the seed bank this Saturday
When: Sat 27 April, 10am – 11:30am
Where: Sustainable Activity Centre, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. Map.
A reminder that we’ll have the seed bank available for Seed Savers members this Saturday. Continue reading
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
Pollinators session at the Bungam Community garden, 7 April.
Find out more about the pollinator insects in your garden at this workshop. Australia has lots of wild pollinator insects that are often overlooked.
When: Sunday 7 April, 2pm – 3pm
Where: Bungam Community Garden,
605 Englehardt St, Albury. View map. Continue reading
Here are some other upcoming local events we think you might be interested in.
Follow the links (any orange text) for more information. Continue reading
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.
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.