Find out more about the pollinator insects in your garden at this workshop. Australia has lots of wild pollinator insects that are often overlooked.
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.
By Ulla Norden
About 20 people attended our last session of the year on Thursday 29th November, including quite a few new faces. Continue reading
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.
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
By 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
Our final gathering for the year is an excursion to RAD Growers at Bungowannah (about 15 minutes drive from Albury).
We’re thrilled to be visiting this exciting food growing adventure (‘Real And Delicious’), just as it turns one year old. There have been plenty of ups and downs in this story already, not least of which was the recent flooding that inundated the patch.
If you’re keen to see food growing taken to the next level, and learn more about seasonal, local food production in the form of market gardening and eggs from chickens on pasture, be sure to RSVP. Continue reading
By Lou Bull
(companion notes from our session demonstrating these methods in June 2016) Continue reading