Canberra Seed Savers Cooperative

growing, saving and sharing seeds

We are a network of urban food growers and local farmers working cooperatively to protect our abundant, common heritage of open-pollinated food seeds.

We swap and share seeds, learn and teach about seed growing and saving, and together build a resilient community network – a ‘living seed bank’.

We welcome you to join us and be part of the local network of seed savers, growers and guardians. Seed saving is for everyone.

Read our most recent Annual Report

We held the 3rd Annual General Meeting in November 2022. The Report showcases the best of the Cooperative’s work and the highlights and challenges of the last year, including our various programs, working groups and projects.

Read the report HERE.


Grow, save and share heirloom, open pollinated, organically grown food seeds. Get in touch to find out more about how to access seeds and how to contribute your own home grown seeds to the living seed bank. Or just come along to a Seedy Saturday Session. You don’t need to be an expert – learn as you go!


Our education and outreach activities are a great way to connect with the local community, and how we build knowledge, skills and love of seeds and seed saving. From market stalls to workshops, little kids to experienced gardeners, we can all learn from each other and share the wonder of seed saving and growing from seed.

Seedy Saturdays                   10am-1pm 2nd Saturday February - December

Seedy Saturdays are fun and relaxed drop-in sessions open to everyone. Meet other local growers, help process and save seeds, learn and share your knowledge, have a cuppa and a chat. No experience required – learn by doing. (You don’t need to bring seeds but do if you want to.) Second Saturday every month 10am-1pm Canberra Environment Centre.

How to get involved
Seeds are life

“Seed is the source of life and the first link in the food chain. Control over seed means control over our lives, our food and our freedom.”

Dr Vandana Shiva
Why a living seed bank?

By growing, saving and sharing seeds, we create a living seed bank of organically grown, locally adapted, open-pollinated seeds which are continuously grown and distributed throughout our community. We create seeds adapted to our local environment and we build our community connection and resilience. Seeds are abundant when you grow and share with others. This is our common wealth.

About Us

Canberra Seed Savers is a not for profit cooperative and network of urban growers and farmers who grow, save and share open-pollinated, heirloom food seeds. We are building a living seed bank for our community.

Canberra Seed Savers Co-operative Ltd. is a not-for-profit, non-distributing co-operative registered in the ACT. Cooperative No: CO – 0212. To find out more about becoming a co-op member ask us.