Hear Sue Brunskill, horticulturalist and co-author of Garden Guide for Albury Wodonga, share her tips on creating a wildlife-friendly garden. She’ll discuss designing for lower maintenance and water use, creating microclimates and how to attract native birds, lizards and pollinators.
Attendees will have the opportunity to access the seed bank after Sue’s presentation.
When: Tuesday 17 September, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Where: Sustainable Activity Centre, Gateway Village, 1/44 Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. View on google maps.
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!
Back by popular demand! Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga will again screen the film “Seed, the Untold Story”.
Our previous event featuring this film (two years ago) was very popular. Come along if you missed it or to watch again!
When: Thursday 22 August, 6:30pm start for film screening, at the Sustainable Activity Centre, on the Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. Map.
We will also have our Annual General Meeting before the film and members can access the seed bank. Continue reading
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
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.
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.
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.
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