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
Central Victorian Landrace Breeding Project
This is a repeat of a talk given by Gregg Muller of Bendigo Seed Savers at the National Seed Savers Zoom Meetup on Sunday 7th
National Zoom Meetup – 7th May 2023
Join us for the next national seed savers zoom in May to connect with other seed savers, share experiences, ask questions and hear interesting stories
National Zoom Meetup Recording 5-2-2023
Recording from the quarterly Australian National Seed Savers Zoom Meetup on February 5th 2023
National Zoom meetup – 5th Feb 2023
National Seed Savers Zoom Jude & Michel Fanton, the founders of the Seed Savers Network share their seed saving journey. Join the Zoom session to
Connect and Share Forum changes
Update – 20 March 2023 Sadly due to the very high level of ongoing spam and hacking attempts – even with the forum closed to