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.

Monday 15 September 2014

Bellingen Seed Savers at the Plant Fair in September 2014

The Bellingen Seed Savers were very busy on their stall at the Bellingen Plant Fair on 13 September 2014.

361 seed packets covering 62 plant/varieties, were distributed to an eager crowd.

Included were 15 different types of beans!

All these seeds were saved from plants grown locally and therefore acclimatised to local conditions.

The freshest of food picked from seed savers gardens together with eggs and preserves

For more photographs click on Plant Fair photos

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Bellingen Seed Savers have a stall at the Bellingen Plant Fair on Saturday 13 September 2014

Spring is sprung and preparations are well in hand for the  
Bellingen Spring Plant Fair 
Saturday 13 September.
This newsletter goes out to well over 300 people, many of whom are never able to come to our regular Gatherings, so we especially invite you to come and meet us at our twice a year Plant Fair stall, if you can, explore the seeds and plant material, ask questions and feel part of it all.  We will have copies of The Seedsavers' Handbook for sale.

Thanks so much to everyone who came to one or other - or both - of our working bees to clean and pack seeds.

The packets now bear our brand new logo on the front for very new seeds and/or on the back of previously packed seeds with a message and our phone number - see attached.  We have Fiona Morgan to thank for applying her skills in the design of the logo, which can be reproduced in sizes from tiny to banner.  I am very happy with the result.  You can find Fiona's website at: http://www.wherefishsing.com/

Appeal for Plant Material
We love to have lots of plant material on and around our stall, including pots, root divisions, cuttings……and people love to hunt around to see what we have on offer.  Please attach a plant name tag.  If you are able to help, please bring your plants to the stall as early as possible on the day or we have arrangements in place with a kind friend of BSS to leave your offerings in her nearby front garden a day or two before the event.  If you plan to do this, please email or ring me on 6655 9090, and I will give you the address.  Thank you.

If you have any beautiful home-produced fruit, veggies, herbs or preserves which you could contribute to the two raffle prizes, these would be much appreciated.  Our raffle is extremely popular - people love it.

Stall Volunteers
Thank you very much to those who have already volunteered to help at the stall.  We still need a couple more people to help with setting up or packing up at the end, plus one more for the 12-2 shift.  Please let me know if you are interested/available.


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