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 30 April 2018

Deb's new sustainable garden at Brierfield

Seen from below, Deb's new house is located in a bush fire 'flame' categorised area and thus requires  flame shutters and concrete decks. Her vegetable garden is located on top of the hill. Natives are planted below the house.

Deb (in the pink hat) and her partner have invested in terrace walls below the house.

A constructed pond serves for Deb's treasured fish and also as a mandatory emergency fire fighting resource.

Stock water troughs have been adapted with planted Lomandra grass to filter sewerage overflow.

The vegetable beds are located at the top of the hill.

An Acerola cherry has fruited well under its netting.

Comfrey flourishes with edible marigold flowers in the foreground.

A Zucchini is still producing.


A yellow Eggplant loves its sunny position.


Friday 27 April 2018

Bunya Nut Cake

Growing locally Bunya Nuts can be boiled and utilised as a nut meal. This recipe blends the nuts with milk to make a paste.

Monday 16 April 2018

Changes by Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service threaten Australian food security.

Action required before Thursday April 19.


Changes by AQIS threaten Australian food security. 


Yes, this is serious:


What you can do about this


Thursday 5 April 2018

Public Libraries Are Giving Out Seeds In The Name Of Sustainability

“ 'It’s great if we have all this sustainability, but unless we have access to seeds, all the other aspects of sustainable agriculture really don’t mean anything,” Newburn told Atlas Obscura.


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