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, protect biodiversity and promote seed sovereignty.

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.

We are developing a new website!

We’re excited to announce that we’re working on a new and improved website. Keep an eye on this space for our new look in the next couple of months!


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.

You can also join in with our Seed Bank Working Group which meets at the Canberra City Farm most Tuesdays from 10am-midday. Email us for more details.


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.) One Saturday afternoon each month at the Canberra City Farm. For dates and more info, register for our email newsletter and follow our socials.

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.