Canberra Seed Savers Cooperative

Growing, sharing, cooperating to build a living seed bank for our community.

Who We Are

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 seed sharing 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.

Exciting news! We are updating our website! Keep an eye on this space for our new, revamped look in late 2024!


Be part of the Seedy fun!

  • Drop in to a Seedy Saturday Session at the Canberra City Farm. Find out more from our newsletter or socials.
  • Like us on Facebook or Instagram to find out more about upcoming events and come along!
  • Join the Canberra Seed Savers Cooperative Facebook group.
  • Get in touch with your questions and ideas for seedy activity!
  • Become a member of the Cooperative.
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date on what is happening and to join in on the fun!

Get involved in a project or team

Here are some of our current teams and projects. We’re all volunteers and we love working together to build our seedy community and spread the love of seeds. Use the button above to tell us what you’d like to know more about and we’ll be in touch with some information about what’s involved and to find out more about what you would like to do.

Native Seed Saving Team (Native seed education, collection and propagation activities. Help out by organising and coordinating events, leading seed collecting excursions, organising and recording collected seed)

Dwarf Tomato Project (Growing dwarf tomato varieties at home, saving some of the seeds for the communal seed bank. Help with coordinating growers, organising events and providing advice and support to newer growers)

Workshops and Education Team (Deliver workshops ranging from seed bombs to Intro to Seed Saving. Run or assist at a workshop or training; help with producing educational materials and tools. Training and ongoing support provided.)

Community Seedlings Program (Growing seedlings at home to donate to Canberrans in need. Runs in spring and autumn. Materials supplied by Seed Savers.)

The Living Seed Bank Team (organise, catalogue and maintain the Living Seed Bank). The team meets most Tuesday mornings at the Canberra City Farm from 10am-midday. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out the latest on what’s happening.

Seed Packing at Home (We supply the seeds, envelopes and labels, you pack seeds at home at your preferred time!)

Seedy Saturday Team (Third Saturday of the month, 11am-1pm. Help to set up, pack down or run activities)

Stalls and Markets Team (Help to run stalls at markets, festivals and open days. Join a team of 2-4 people setting up, running and packing down a stall; shifts are usually 2 hours. It’s fun, social and easy to do!)

“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, founder of navdanya international

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