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.
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
Visit to Black Barn Farm
By Roz Phillipson
Two months on from the promise of apocalyptic weekend weather in December when the farm visit was postponed, the day arrived for a re-try. Together with the Beechworth Food Co-Op, Seed Savers members took the opportunity to learn from Charlie and Jade about setting up a poly-orchard on permaculture principles. Continue reading
Seed saving and farm tour, Black Barn Farm, Sat 2 December
Please note that this event has been postponed to Sat 17th Feb due to forecast heavy rainfall.
To register for our new date please click here. Continue reading
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
By Lou Bull
Please, we would love more peas …
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
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
By Karral Miller
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
By Lou Bull
(companion notes from our session demonstrating these methods in June 2016) Continue reading
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