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Diary Dates

Talking gardening with Phil Dudman

Saturday 27th of August 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

It's an action-packed August this year! In between our packing day and the Bellingen Spring Plant Fair, we are squeezing in a guest speaker: Phil Dudman.
This will be a return visit by Phil, with our reliable Fernmount garden hosts: Chris and Merren. 
Phil is a public gardening figure and, until recently, Organic Gardener's editor. He's familiar with our climate, knowledgeable and very personable. We've given him a few suggested topics to give a talk on, but anything he chooses to dive into is bound to be a lively and engaging discussion. 

If you attend, please bring a plate of yummies to share for lunch and any seeds or cuttings you wish to share on the day.

If you are coming down with something, please do not attend the event.

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

Organiser: Lisa O'Callaghan / or phone 0417 536 490

BSS Seed packing day in Raleigh with Chris

Sunday 21st of August 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This event is fully booked. If you have booked, but have not seen your RSVP reply email, please check your junk and clutter folders. If you still can't find a reply please contact Lisa O'Callaghan / or phone 0417 536 490.

If you are not coming along to the seed cleaning day, but have seeds you would like to donate, please contact Lisa O'Callaghan: or phone 0417 536 490, or Jeff:, or forward the seeds with someone you know who is going along, with your details including the variety and your location.

If you are coming down with something, please do not attend the event.

Organiser: Lisa O'Callaghan / or phone 0417 536 490

Seed & Plant Swaps

Tim is searching for: Okinawa sweet potato. Purple inside / Purple outside. Possibly similar or related to Molaki yam or just another name for the same thing. He may know someone who has found some at the Flemington Markets.  If you are interested in growing Okinawa sweet potato, Tim can put you in touch with his friend, if he manages to get some from that source. Please contact Tim by email by clicking here if you can help.

Are you looking for particular seeds or plants? Do you have an abundance of something to give away?

Email in to for your search or offer to be put in the newsletter in this section.


Thanks to Jeff for the photos.
Thanks to Leela for the blurbs on our upcoming events.
When donating or sharing seeds, please email in the seed information so we know what we have (click the link, the email has the questions ready to fill out)

Or fill in this PDF form. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill this out digitally. Remember to save each seed info as a separately named file!
Or print it out and fill it in by hand. 
Check out the Bellingen Seed Savers blog for recipes, local growing information, Diary Dates and garden visit photos.
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