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.

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Lowanna visit - Fortune favours the brave

Well the day held some wobbly but manageable weather, our optimism paid off! It was a bit of an adventure down the driveway, but a hospitable welcome awaited our cheerful group.traight into a cuppa, nibbles and chatting, then, spotting a dryish moment, we took a waltz around the garden. There was an established, integrated chook run/orchard and new netted vege patch underway. Our hosts have extensive alternative health knowledge, so lots of interesting and unusual herbals are mixed into the rambling gardens. We were impressed by the frost-protected banana/papaya tower and a reo/plastic hothouse. 

Under construction is another mud brick guest accommodation, for others to come and enjoy the beauty and ambiance of Lowanna.

Back undercover for a fabulous lunch, well timed with yet another downpour.

Then Andrew 'twisted our arms' for a bush walk down to their beautiful river. The intrepid jumped in and the rest of us fended off the friendly leeches 🤣
Then the day concluded, with some cheeky patches of blue sky, as we assembled back into our car pools and carefully negotiated our way back to the main road.

Thanks Andrew and Judy - we will definitely have to revisit this one!

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