About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of 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.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Bellingen Seedsavers at the Bellingen Plant Fair in March

A successful raffle of organic produce

Hi Seed Savers

Congratulations and huge thanks to everyone associated with our stall at the Plant Fair:  all the willing workers who participated in the seed-packing working bee;  propagated plant material and provided lovely home grown produce for the raffle prizes;  helped to set up the stall and the surrounding area and pack up at the end.  It was very satisfying to see the rather bare area when it was all over.  Hundreds of seeds are now in the hands and soil of the visitors, who I very much hope will "save some, sow some and share some".  The level of enthusiasm of visitors to the stall was overwhelming - it increases with each one. 

We will need to work hard to harvest seeds from our gardens to replenish our stocks for the Spring Plant Fair, so please save some of your best seeds for that purpose. 

Have you seen the kind words and great photos that Jude and Michele Fanton have on their website about their visit in September? :  http://www.seedsavers.net/seed-blog/workshops-bellingen-seed-savers-september-2011.  Cheers Irene

Busy, busy,busy


Click a pic to view pics in a slide show
A list of available seeds packaged by Bellingen Seedsavers




Some of the available plants


We appeal to all ages


A closer shot of the produce






More plants


More customers and staff






Bellingen High School Community Garden  holds working bees each Thursday 5pm. Details available at: working bees  





Siddhanta Hazell, teacher of Organics and Horticulture at TAFE for the last 10 years, will be offering free fruit and vegetable gardening advice at the Bellingen High School community garden on Thursdays from 5-6pm. People can bring their pests and diseases, their soil samples, their weeds, their worries, whatever. This service is part of the Garden's weekly gardening time for the general public, when you can get hands-on and dirty with garden tasks if you so desire or just wander and harvest and enjoy the burgeoning garden.Tools and equipment and tea making facilities available. The Garden entrance is off Crown St. See you there!


Food Exchange - Permaculture Collective MNC
10.30-12.30 Thursday 29 March - Church Street, outside Kombu (and alternate Thursdays)

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