Seed Savers Connect

Australian Seed Savers

Welcome to Seed Savers Connect, a knowledge, resource and connection hub about growing and saving seeds. Seed Savers Connect is a volunteer run website for seed savers and seed saving groups across Australia. We are a passionate collective of volunteers from different seed saving groups and our mission is to promote seed saving, to share the knowledge, wisdom and experiences of seed savers from across Australia and to build the food security of our communities.

Through seed saving, we aim to protect our common heritage and create a sustainable future. We are motivated by our love of growing and saving seeds and our commitment to promote seed saving. We are building on the work of generations of Australian seed savers and hope to help more local seed saving groups to form and succeed, inspired by the philosophy of the Seed Savers Network

On this site, you will find guides, stories and other seed saving resources from seed savers across Australia. Contributions in the form of articles, guides, stories and photos are welcome. Please contribute to help us share the wealth of knowledge and wisdom in our community.   

Seed saving is easy and it’s for everyone. It’s simply a matter of letting your plants live a full and happy life, selecting the best specimens that have the characteristics you want to promote, and then collecting, storing and replanting the seeds in the next season. Seed saving is a cycle from seed to seed, harvesting the abundance of seeds that plants produce at the end of their lives to continue the next generation.

When you grow from locally saved seed, you get plants that are adapted to your climate and soil and are more likely to thrive. It’s much cheaper than buying seedlings and when you grow from and save and share seeds, you can access an amazing range of plants and unique varieties you can’t find in your local nursery. 

Recent updates, news & events


Recording of National Zoom 5th May 2024

Amorelle Dempster of Slow Food Hunter Valley joined the session to speak about the two community seed saving projects the group coordinates
We also discussed how to be successful Seed Saving in Small Spaces.

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Ray South

Recording of National Zoom 4th Feb 2024

Recording of the National Seed Savers Zoom Meetup on Sunday 4th February 2024. Includes Ray South’s talk on the seed microbiome and a facilitated discussion on when to harvest for seed.

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Seed Savers National Zoom - 4th February 2024

Seed Savers National Zoom – 4th February 2024

Ever struggled to know whether your seed was mature enough to harvest? It is time to register for another quarterly Zoom meetup of seed savers around Australia. It’s an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, gather new ideas, learn something and connect with other seed savers.

Ray South will start the evening by sharing what he has discovered so far about the seed microbiome, how it is acquired and what it does.

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Current updates to the website

We are currently in the process of adding a lot of exciting new material to this website including much of the content that was previously on the forum. We are focussed on providing useful Seed Saving related content and reference material directly. This includes guides to starting your own Seed Savers Group, the Australian Seed Savers groups listings and a wiki system for collating seed saving guides and growing plants in Australian local conditions.

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