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.

Thursday 8 February 2018

Seedsavers Forum at the Bellingen Youth Hub

Sharing ideas and lunch at a previous gathering.

Thursday February 8.
1 - 3.00pm
Youth Hub Bellingen, corner Church and Williams Sts

Remember to seek out the sign-in sheet on arrival.
Please bring a plate to contribute to our shared lunch at the start.
Bring seeds and excess plants to share if you have any.
Bring a gold coin to help pay for venue.

In airconditioned comfort:

Open Q & A forum for gardening questions.

Jeff will give us a run through of the basics of seed saving. Packing is later in Feb.

  Coming? RSVP online to obtain the address and so we know who’s attending, even if you already know how to get there.

Friday 2 February 2018

Leucaena leucocephala might be a food we should be growing locally.

This article will be of interest to food growers in our shire.


Caution: This blog does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the published information. Sources regarding edibility often disagree as in the case below.


'“Guaje – Garlic Pumpkin Seeds that are Free Food”

Guaje pronounced Gwah-hee and also known as Leucaena leucocephala is a tree in the acacia family that grows all over the world. It might even be growing in your area, they grow in California, Texas, Florida, Hawaii, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, South America, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Israel, Philippines, Asia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, India, and Africa. So guaje can be found all over the world and have many health benefits. And guaje seeds are free food!

Guaje Seed Pods


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