Join us at the Sustainable Living Fair

Sustainable Living Festival logo

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

Visit to Black Barn Farm, Stanley

Seed saving and farm tour, Black Barn Farm, Sat 2 December

An end of year treat! Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga is teaming up with the Beechworth Food Co-op for a combined event on Saturday 2 December in Stanley.
We’ll run a ‘seed saving 101’ session, followed by pot luck lunch and then take a tour of Black Barn Farm.

Come for all or part of the proceedings. Seed savers members’ participation to share their seed saving skills, tips and experience at the workshop is very welcome.

When: Sat Dec 2, 2017 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Black Barn Farm, 60 Lower Nine Mile Rd, Stanley
Booking: (free) click here

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Set your sights on saving seeds this spring

By Lou Bull

Please, we would love more peas …

SD_committee

Photo by Simon Dallinger

Coming across this photo again was a lovely surprise. Taken just over 7 years ago the faces in of our seed saving committee were a little bit different with a couple of familiar ones as well.

I found it while I was looking for some photos of pea flowers to encourage everyone to save some seeds when their peas take on a little spring fling. Continue reading

Seed Cleaning Session to kick off 2017

Seeds ready for cleaning! Photo: Lou Bull

Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga’s first event for 2017 will be a seed cleaning session, on Saturday 18th February, from 2pm-4pm at the National Environment Centre*, Thurgoona.

  • Do you have seed in a corner ready to clean but haven’t done it yet?
  • Are you unsure what to do with that bunch of seed heads you stuffed in a paper bag somewhere?
  • Want to save seed from those incredible summer vegetables you’re harvesting, but not sure how to go about it?

It’s time to come along to our annual seed cleaning session! Continue reading

Feedback from Drop-In Seed Session

By Karral Miller

Pics from the session by Thea O'Loughlin

Pics from the session by Thea O’Loughlin

At our Drop-In Seed Session evening on Thursday 20th October around 30 members enthusiastically chose seeds from our seed bank to plant in their gardens now that the soil is (slowly) warming. The seed bank currently has a wide variety of seed and, due to recent efforts by some of our volunteer workers, it is better labelled, cleared of unviable seed, easier to access and record deposits and withdrawals. Continue reading

Tomato Extravaganza – 25th Feb

Photo huge pile of tomatoes

La Tomatina, Spain. Photo source: allevents.in

The first Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga gathering for 2016 is a seed cleaning session and discussion of all things tomato – tomato seed saving, tomato growing experiences, best varieties, and what to do with the glut!

Bring samples of your tomatoes and recipes to share.

We’ll have the seed bank in action so bring your other summer seeds to clean too or use the opportunity to take home some seeds for the coming seasons. Continue reading