About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of edible and useful heritage plant varieties in the Bellingen area of northeast New South Wales, Australia.

Our climate varies from frost-free coastal areas to inland river valleys and highlands with frosts. Bellingen has an average annual rainfall of 1507ml.

Friday 8 July 2011

Seed Savers' Network Aims

Our Aims

The Seed Savers' Network was established in Australia in 1986 with these charitable and educational purposes in its deeds:-

To develop and promote:

  • Educational programmes for the preservation of open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds and the genetic diversity of plant varieties;
  • Non-profit seed exchange programmes;
  • Agricultural and horticultural programmes with particular emphasis on the propagation of open-pollinated plant varieties;
  • Preservation gardens for open-pollinated plant varieties;
  • Seed banks for non-hybrid plant varieties;
  • Scientific research relating to the above matters, either alone or in conjunction with a public university or other institution.

To Provide:

  • Financial and educational assistance to community development projects - local and overseas;
  • Open-pollinated seed stock to individuals, groups and communities.
from the  Seed Savers Network

Bellingen Seed Savers gather to share seeds, July 2011

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