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 10 September 2017

Bellingen Environment Centre Spring Plant Fair Stall Pics

After all that seedpacking and labelling we send into our community thousands of saved seeds suitable for our local climate because the seeds come from locally grown plants. It is always a pleasure to work on our Seedsavers stall becuase we are working with fellow seedsavers who share our passion for growing food locally.

We has a busy day with lots of interest in our seeds and plants. We aren't trying to make a profit, just cover our costs and spread our seeds and plants because we believe that growing food locally with heritage seeds benefits us and the planet.

We had many seed varieties and perennials edible plants as well.

Member Debbie demonstrates folding a paper pot. See video on previous post.

Member Nick was there, in the gazebo alongside, to talk about permaculture principles.

We will visit Nick's garden soon.

Folding a paper seedling plant pot.

How to fold recycled newspaper seedling pots.

BSS member Debbie makes it look simple.

Friday 8 September 2017

Russian dacha vegetable gardens

"If you were to visit a typical Russian dacha you're likely to be greeted with a welcoming dish called okroshka (below centre), a refreshing cold soup made from home grown cucumber, radish, spring onion, fresh dill and parsley all swimming in kvas (a home made rye bread drink) with sour cream or kefir."
Read the article:

In 2011 the dacha gardens of Russia produced 40% of the nation's food.


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