Seed Savers submission to the Capital Food and Fibre Strategy

Introduction to Canberra Seed Savers Cooperative Canberra Seed Savers Cooperative is a not-for-profit registered cooperative and network of local food growers and farmers who grow food from seed to seed (eating along the way) and harvest and share those locally grown seeds across our community. We work to protect our abundant, common heritage of open-pollinatedContinue reading “Seed Savers submission to the Capital Food and Fibre Strategy”

Seedlings for Community – join us in growing for our community

This season the fabulous volunteer growers at Canberra Seed Savers will once be growing seedlings to give away to those in need in our community! You can be part of it by contacting us at We’ll be monitoring the Covid-19 situation and following all lockdown rules and public health advice. This may mean thatContinue reading “Seedlings for Community – join us in growing for our community”

Growing summer seedlings and saving the seeds – a quick guide

Have you just got home with some springy spring seedlings, looking all full of life and promise of great crops to come and calling for you to get out into the garden and plant… but you’re not sure where to start? Read on for some tips and info. If you haven’t grown seedlings before, itContinue reading “Growing summer seedlings and saving the seeds – a quick guide”

Thinking about planting? Think about soil temperature…

Spring is coming (despite the forecast of snow for this weekend!) and it’s time to plan for planting. When getting ready for spring planting, bear in mind that soil temperature is crucial for germination of seeds. Warm weather seeds are much more interested in whether the soil is warm than if the air is balmy.Continue reading “Thinking about planting? Think about soil temperature…”

Seed Savers Growing Community

Join us in growing lots of spring seedlings to give away to our fellow Canberrans who are having a hard time at the moment. Whether you can grow 20 extra beans or 100 extra tomatoes and a tray full of lettuce, you’re very welcome to join in on the Seed Savers Growing Community project. HowContinue reading “Seed Savers Growing Community”

Spring & Summer Seed Swap

It’s still freezing cold out there – but not to early to start planning for spring planting! We’re swapping and selling spring and summer seeds and you’re invited! When: Saturday 8 August from 1.30pm-4pm Where: Canberra Environment Centre, Lennox Crossing, Acton (around the corner from the National Museum of Australia) Drop-in, stay for a littleContinue reading “Spring & Summer Seed Swap”

Seed Libraries for Community Gardens

In late 2019, Canberra Seed Savers embarked on an exciting new project: Mobile Seed Libraries for Canberra community gardens. Our aim: to promote growing from seed and seed saving and to build our growing community of seed growers, swappers and sharers. Mobile seed libraries are a great way to share skills and knowledge about seed savingContinue reading “Seed Libraries for Community Gardens”