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.
Friday, 9 May 2014
Just six companies in the world have patented most of the seeds grown in the entire global agricultural market.
Bellingen seed saving workshop
in high courts in the 1980s that favored the likes of Monsanto, Dupont,
Syngenta, Group Limagraine, Land ‘O Lakes/Winfield Solutions, KWS AG,
Bayer, Dow and Sakata have given away our food heritage, built around
thousands of years of agricultural knowledge, to a few greedy entities
in just a few short decades, but seed saving might just halt this
corporate greed and degradation of our food. Read more below.