Monthly Archives: June 2011

Biodiversity and Health: a course on edible biodiversity near Cairns Australia

Thu, 09/06/2011 – Michel Fanton

Julianne is hosting a course in Far North Queensland with Michel and Jude of Seed Savers. This is happening this coming weekend see details below.
Preserving Our Food Biodiversity
Two Workshops with Jude and Michel Fanton, founders of
The Seed Savers’ Network
Sat 11th June Seed Saving Workshop
· Background to Garden Biodiversity
·a wide range of varieties and species for the garden
· Self seeding factor versus seed storage
· Selection for the organic garden
· After the Seed Harvest
Using rare species and varieties
Sun 12th June Teaching Edible Biodiversity
· Teaching strategies for empowering facilitators and teachers
· Harvesting and cooking from the garden
· Suits teachers, parents. educators
Venue: The old Butter Factory, 1 Ascham St Ravenshoe
Times: 9.30 to 4.30
Cost: $60 for 1 workshop or $100 for both
Bring: Lunch to share, notepad and pen
Contact: Rob or Jules 40 977645
Booking is essential
Learn to save seeds and protect our food heritage


Film clip interview of Michel and Jude Fanton

Sun, 05/06/2011 – Jude Fanton

Australian cultural icon, Woodford Folk Festival with an attendance of over 100 000, invited Michel and Jude Fanton of Seed Savers to give three presentations in December 2010 north of Brisbane. They were on The Nexus between Garden and Health, on Trends in the Pacific Diet and a Natural Health Panel. Organiser of the Folk Medicine Programme, naturopath Dominique Finney interviewed Michel and Jude after their presentations. See the link to the clip below and more about Dominique’s work


See the clip on