“Nutrient-dense organic food

starts with locally adapted seeds”

Join in and Share local seeds & organic food!

 
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Who needs to buy corporate vegetable seeds when you can save your own? Learn how to!

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“Seeds are the first link in the food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution. As such, it is our inherent duty and responsibility to protect them and to pass them on to future generations.”
Vandana Shiva

 
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Find local organic vegetable seeds

& local food sharing.

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Local Seed Networks share seeds and organic garden food

Be the lucky one who host these seed share meetings. 100 groups just in Australia
It is all about producing our own seeds and sharing the food - Sharing the Good Local Seed! - forget buying corporate seeds.
Community groups, indigenous and peasants organisations, Transition Town groups, schools and individual collectors have joined hands for local seed and food share.

Seed Savers accepts registrations at Local Seed Networks from groups all over the world and it is free to register. In Australia there is a voluntary contribution of $50 to Seed Savers Foundation (a registered charity) to cover expenses such establishing seed networks in 38 countries, small operational costs for the website and you get public insurance for your LSN seed and food share gatherings. it also contributes towards Seed Solidarity Tours.

Click Here to find out more and register a Local Seed Network WITHIN Australia

Seed Savers Foundation welcomes community garden and organisations from across the world.
Registering any Local Seed Networks, seed group or Permaculture associations outside Australia is totally free. In Australia it is voluntary.

Click Here to register a Local Seed Network OUTSIDE Australia

Our global seed share since 1986

Riding donkeys in Africa, canoes in Papua, old buses in India, 4 WD luxury cars with NGO in Afghanistan,the intrepid Australian Seed Savers Jude and Michel have traveled for 30 years few months each year. The seed share effect is felt in forty-four countries. There books are now adapted in a multitude of languages, Russian is the latest. Their two documentaries are multi adapted and subtitled. Interns, trainees, friends have started seed saving groups, even national movements in South America and the Caribbean Southern and Western Africa, East Asia.

Michel and Jude enjoy participating in peasant gardener to gardener seed exchange training. They thrive on giving presentations on seed solutions. They know the value of peasant and tribal contribution to biodiversity and local culture. Each year they embark on Seed Solidarity Tours to set up community seed exchanges and networks, they give keynotes, visit existing seed projects and generally lend a hand. Their partner seed organisation gain more national and local public attention.

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Seed news global and local

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  • free seeds to share for ever

    The practice of sharing seeds as as old as humanity. Now branded a grand Open Source,  the seeds are an example of how far we have gone into believing that seeds can be the patented property of some corporation. In India, Anadana or “gift of seed or the gift of food, is fully part of... Read More

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  • Jerry Coleby-William an organic friend

    This is how Jerrry  describe himself He is a board member of SeedSavers. Jerry (in the middle) picture was taken during an ABC Gardening Australia filming session. It was all about seeds!. The segment to be broadcasted on the ABC in mid 2014 and can be seen on the ABC website in video on demand.... Read More

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  • US pressures El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GMO seeds

    US pressures El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GMO seeds

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  • GM Seeds Trade Pushed Onto Nations

      US pressures El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GMO seeds Conspiracies are not our favourite subject of conversation in our household at least. In this case USaid or Dep of Trade pressuring governments to purchase US products is business as usual. Don’t you think? GM seeds and pesticides package are no different. Widespread farmer to... Read More

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  • Watch out! Chinese Cheap Seeds Coming

    Directly from a Chinese Gov webiste: Chinese have been breeding lots of GMO vegetable crops and used to market the seeds via Hong Kong. Origins of seeds need special attention. The best vegetable seed varieties are grown locally. China should overtake the U.S. to become the largest seed market, with a volume reaching $ 14.2... Read More

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Meet the keepers of organic seeds…

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Good gardeners sharing seed and garden food

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The wonderful people who make SeedSavers happen

  • Dorothy banana collection: 110 varieties

    Dorothy banana collection: 110 varieties

    Dorothy Tamasia, 19 collected and replanted in her school in the island of Makira, Solomon Islands. She traveled by food and canoes to different village clinics who centralised the banana suckers and kept for Dorothy. She also travelled by foot to make made a collection of highland varieties in her village. She learned how to... Read More

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  • Jerry Coleby-William an organic friend

    Jerry Coleby-William an organic friend

    This is how Jerrry  describe himself He is a board member of SeedSavers. Jerry (in the middle) picture was taken during an ABC Gardening Australia filming session. It was all about seeds!. The segment to be broadcasted on the ABC in mid 2014 and can be seen on the ABC website in video on demand.... Read More

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  • Dr Liz multi talents at work

    Dr Liz multi talents at work

    Dr Liz Elliot multi talented medical practitioner. She produced a few hundred illustrations in a very short space of time. Seedsavers is very grateful for her kind and pro-bono contribution to Seed To Seeds: Food Gardens in Schools. Because of her background and practice in a wide number of countries Dr Liz draw as the... Read More

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  • Transformational Film Assistance

    Micheal Shaun Conaway and wife Alex Melnyk brought Our Seeds the documentary we produced and its message to the forefront with their rare story telling, film making and graphic artistry gifts. The rain seed shower in the documentary was a gift from Micheal Shaun, and so were the film chapter illustrations. They also kindly produced... Read More

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  • Michelle Margolis Garden of Eden in Sydney

    Michelle Margolis Garden of Eden in Sydney

    Michele Margolis is a very active educator and mentor in Australian Permaculture spheres, and a strong voice and living example when it comes to producing food from locally saved seeds and caring for others. Michele was a Local Seed Network activator and a supporter of The Seeds Savers Network concept since the early days, establishing... Read More

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  • Mariko Hamaguchi a rice saver

    Mariko Hamaguchi a rice saver

    Mariko san recently visited seedsavers in Byron Bay and told a crowd of locals how she and husband Nori san can keep alive 500 varieties of rice in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. Here she talks to Green Party MP Jan Barham and Jude Fanton of seedsavers. Do visit her site hers peace www.seeds.net The couple visited... Read More

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  • Rasa Dover Seed Fairy Extraordinaire

    Rasa Dover Seed Fairy Extraordinaire

    When Rasa lived in Japan she joined Seed Savers Network as a foundation member in 1999. When she returned to Australia she landed not far from Byron Bay and created her Local Seed Network. Byron Hinterland Seed Savers. Rasa supported many seed savers shows extravaganzas, seed balls and other gigs SeedSavers run here in Byron... Read More

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  • Sakaban-san Masami: The quite seed achiever

    Sakaban-san Masami: The quite seed achiever

    Masami has remain active in Japan since she worked with Seedsavers  in Australia at the Seed Savers Network HQ,  and during several of our tours of Japan. Masami-san was also part of a group of translators who help get the seeds savers handbook published in Japan. Masami-san now visits, assists and organise local seed collection... Read More

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  • Bill Mollison a mentor for Seedsavers since 1986

    Bill Mollison a mentor for Seedsavers since 1986

      Permaculture’s founder Bill Mollison lives in Tasmania with his wife Lisa near the fishing village where he was born. Bill continues been curious about all things, writing,  gardening, reading new scientific books, and publishing with Tagari. Here Bill found something of interest in a tree nearby as a picture was been taken with Lisa, and... Read More

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  • Walking with Satish Kumar

    Walking with Satish Kumar

    We had the pleasure of previously hosting Satish Kumar, at Seedsavers in Byron Bay, on one of his world tour. Satish has authored more than 10 books and is a great mentor to Michel and Jude. We met Satish again at Clapham Common in SW London this time for a walk through parklands. We could... Read More

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  • Muhammad Ali Discovers Seed Savers in Cuba

    Muhammad Ali Discovers Seed Savers in Cuba

    In 1996, Jude and me Michel happen to cross paths with a humanitarian mission led by Muhammad Ali and a team of Latino optometrists delivering 20 000 vision glasses and consultations in a Havana hospital. Jude and Michel happened to be waiting for someone in the lobby of the famous Havana Libre Hotel next to Mohamed... Read More

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  • Stuart Owen Fox  and Einstein

    Stuart Owen Fox and Einstein

    Stuart Owen Fox 1942-2009, was an influential photographer for over 40 years who took a shine at Seed Savers. In the early 1940s Stuart while being walked by his father in California, met with the personal approval of possibly the most influential human being of the 20th Century: Albert Einstein who patted Stuart on the... Read More

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  • Christian Watts – Web Developer

    Christian came aboard in late 2013 to create the new Seed Savers website, complete with a social network system to facilitate the Local Seed Networks, Forums, Shop and new layout. Chris’ background is in photography, design, web development and tech consultancy. contact chris via otorongo.com.au

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  • Dr. Vanaja Ramprasad

    Dr. Vanaja Ramprasad

    We met Vanaja at a seed meeting with Vandana in Inida and we became friends. She invited us to be leading a course on establishing community seed banks in Karnataka State and Tamil Nadu. She come to visit us in Byron Bay. Dr Vanaja RamprasadVanaja founded the GREEN Foundation in the 1980s in Bangalore to... Read More

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  • John Brisbin – Consultant

    John Brisbin – Consultant

    When I first met Jude and Michel at the Vaucluse Open Garden Day in 1997 it was an encounter with the strong, organic energy of the living soil itself. Since that time we have shared many adventures together: me from the perspective of information machines and networks…they from the perspective of cultivating people and ideas... Read More

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  • Marvin the Ringneck

    Marvin the Ringneck

    Marvin the Indian Ringneck comes in every day and sings songs from all the other birds he has learnt. He brings much joy and delight to the home of Seed Savers

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