Here are some of our favourite tools and resources that will help you on your seed saving journey. Feel free to download and share. And send us a note if you've got something you'd like to contribute here (use the [help & ideas] tab on the right).
The Seed Savers' Handbook is a complete reference for growing, preparing and conserving 117 traditional varieties of food plants. Written especially for Australian and New Zealand conditions in 1993 by Michel and Jude Fanton, founders of The Seed Savers' Network. 30,000 of the original edition sold with another 30,000 copies of translations and adaptations sold around the world.» more
This is a 90 page manual written by Jude Fanton and Jo Immig, with amusing and inspiring illustrations by Dr Liz Elliot and published by Seed Savers. Written for teachers and parents, it covers how to plan, install, maintain and utilise food gardens in schools. The book is useful for planning any size and a range of types of gardens. In addition, it has extra information on how to propagate, such as how to save seeds and replant them. For each theme there are practical suggestions for activities with several dozen websites listed for further research.» more
Our one-hour documentary translated into French. We filmed "Our Seeds" in eleven countries and edited it for a Pacific audience. The original audio track is in English, but there is a dub in Pigin English that is understood in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Additionally when we released the film, in 2008, we added English subtitles, and also French subtitles for the people of French Polynesia, Marquesas, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Please enjoy this script which celebrates the keepers of the seed.
Coordinator of the Malaysian Local Seed Network, Sabina Arokiam, wrote three articles for the newspaper Utusan Malaysia in February 2012. They are double-page photoessays, with most of the images supplied by Seed Savers. With an audience of high school and tertiary students who may well be learning English as their second (or third, etc.,) language, the articles are cut up into small bites. The layout is very attractive and could be used as a resource for students anywhere. Topics are Seed Savers Visits Malaysia, Saving Seeds for your Home Garden and Starting a Local Seed Network.» more
Powerpoint presentation of some 45 slides of why and how to have food gardens in schools. Includes slides on why we save seeds and many on seed saving and replanting in the school garden context. Suited to teachers or parents who would like to gather support to establish a food garden in a school.» more
The Handbook has been translated in many ways over the years. Some of these efforts are quite formal and precise, while others are enthusiastic efforts to serve the needs of a particular moment. We appreciate all the work people do, no matter. Please let us know if you have a translation to share, or would like to sponsor a translation to your language.» more
The Bulgarian Seed Savers translated 30 pages of our "Seed Savers' Handbook" (180 pages) into Bulgarian.
It is available as a PDF to download at top right or to read onscreen from http://issuu.com/seedsavers/docs/seed_savers_handbook_bulgarian
Bulgarian is also understood in Serbia and Macedonia and uses cyrillic script as in Russian and Greek.» more
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