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.

Sunday 26 May 2013

March against Monsanto in Bellingen

Some seedsavers attended this march which was organised by Bellingen locals.

Check out what happened around the world.

Here is the FaceBook page link

Jude and Michel Fanton, founders of Seedsavers, were unable to attend. They sent an apology which was read out to the audience.

"We are unable to attend as we are in Albania. We had the huge privilege of hearing Vandana Shiva in person at a free seed festival in Greece 10th to 13th of May. Let's continue to exchange freely and abundantly." Jude Fanton

Here are some pics from the day. Marguerite and Annabelle, with supporters, organised an inspiring event.

Carol Vernon read an apology from Jude and Michel Fanton

Marching to the park.

Bellingen Memorial Hall was the wet weather venue

Around 400 attended the event.

NEWS: Monsanto Protection Act, in the USA, May Soon be Repealed Thanks to Activism



Alternatives to lettuce that suit our climate.

Why try to grow lettuce in our hot summers?

We can easily grow Basella, Edible Hibiscus, Cranberry Hibiscus (Hibiscus Sabdiffera), Lebanese Cress, Brazil Spinach, Egyptian Spinach,  and other heat loving salad vegetables. Perpetual Silver Beet survives the heat reasonably well. Herbs also add to a salad. Try nasturtiums for the flowers and leaves.
Baby Amaranth leaves are useful in salads.

Brazil Spinach loves the heat and humidity.
Baby Silver Beet leaves, and Beetroot leaves, are also suitable.

Click on the link to read more.









Wednesday 22 May 2013

Plantain in Tomato Sauce.

I wonder if you could you use banana instead? Plantain is often available at our local markets. Click on the link to see the recipe.


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