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.

Friday 27 June 2014

Easy Banana Bread

Mash four very ripe bananas. Mix in a bowl.

Add one ingredient at a time with the flour the last added.

85g melted butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups plain flour.

Preheat oven top 180 degrees C

Mix in ingredients one at a time.

Grease and line your loaf tin, pour in mixture and bake approximately for an hour until cooked.

Our June Meeting

Jodi and Michael gave an interesting presentation about gardens they have visited.

Monday 23 June 2014


Omshree brought along a version of this recipe to our latest gathering. Flavoured with custard, castor sugar and lime zest it was a winner and at the moment we have an abundance of citrus. He tells us the original version below is a real winner

Flan can be made a day ahead; keep covered in refrigerator. Flan unsuitable to freeze or microwave. 

Friday 20 June 2014

Seedsaving: A link to an interesting resource

An interesting and easy to understand article on seed saving from the Permaculture Research Institute site. Don't be put off by the title because the seed saving tips apply to all climates.

Easy seeds to save. Pic from PRI

Saving Seed on the US/Canadian Border

Friday 6 June 2014

Three productive vegetable gardens in Bundagen, 22 May 2014

Almost thirty people enjoyed a brilliant afternoon at Bundagen in May.

We gathered at the entrance to Bundagen so that we could drive in convoy to the three gardens that we had been invited to visit.

One of our hosts, Shunyam, made us very welcome to her  beautiful garden

The solar drier well-placed for maximum sun

The young coconut palm aroused a lot of interest 

Methods of protecting our plants are always of great interest to our group
and we were impressed by those we saw at Bundagen

The intriguing Buddha's Hand

Shankari explains her market garden


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