This year has been another one where people have spent a lot of time at home, and many have either embraced gardening or doubled down on their efforts to grow food. The past two years has seen many people turning to locally produced seeds, often driven by the conventional seed supplies being overwhelmed by unpredictable levels of demand. We too, have at times been unable to supply the demand, but the future is looking bright for seed savers. More gardeners and more seeds being planted surely means more opportunities for seed saving!
The year we have organised the following events:
Garden visit to Mary’s garden in Emerald Beach
Seed packing at Karin’s
Seed labelling at the old butter factory
Autumn plant fair
Garden visit to Nick’s garden in Repton
Winter solstice with David in Gleniffer
Garden visit to Michele’s garden in Valla Beach (cancelled due to CoViD)
Seed packing at Karin’s (cancelled due to CoViD)
Spring plant fair (cancelled due to CoViD)
Seed sale at Bellingen Growers’ Market
Garden visit to Northbank Community Garden in Bellingen
Garden visit to Lighstream in Lowana with Judy and Andrew (cancelled due to wet weather)
Garden visit to Sue’s garden in Bellingen
I would like to thank all of the hosts for these giving up their time and sharing their properties for these events. A special acknowledgment to Michele, Karin, and Judy and Andrew who committed to hosting events and prepared for these events only to have them cancelled at the last minute.
I would also like to acknowledge all of the work going on behind the scenes by our many volunteers, especially the small group who are behind every thing that we do.
Finally, as the year comes to a close thank you all for your interest in growing your own food and saving seeds for your own gardening and if you have enough to share with others.