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, 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.

That's because as plant species evolve, each new generation develops adaptations to the differing environmental conditions, which creates biodiversity among plant species, which is necessary for keeping these species healthy. When large corporations control food production (as they do now), that biodiversity can disappear, resulting in homogenized strains that are more susceptible to disease and environmental degradation, which is made all the worse by climate change.
“I don’t see us as competing against large industrial seed producers, we just want to make sure that biodiversity is still available to people,” Joy Hought, executive director of Tucson-based seed preservation nonprofit, Native Seeds/SEARCH, told Atlas Obscura.' "

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Public Libraries Are Giving Out Seeds In The Name Of Sustainability

 

The Dorrigo Seedsavers Group has been supplying seeds to the Dorrigo Library for some time. Bellingen Seedsavers is in the process of organising a borrowing facility at the Bellingen Branch of the Clarence Library.

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