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.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

'Save Our Seeds'


The May/June issue of 'Organic Gardener' magazine has an article by Simon Webster reporting on 'how industrial agriculture has led to a dramatic erosion of the world's seed diversity and how we can fight back'. 
 
 The article refers to the fast rate of disappearing seeds -
 
 "In the century leading up to the year 2000, the world lost 75% of the genetic diversity of its agricultural crops".  
 
I urge you to read the article,which includes alarming statistics about ownership of seeds,  and you will see that it includes a photo of Bellingen Seed Savers hard at work identifying seeds. 

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