National Australian Seed Savers quarterly Zoom meetup – May 7 2023

Please join us for the next quarterly Zoom to connect with other Australian Seed Savers from seed saving groups and seed libraries across Australia. 

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 about a range of seed saving topics including landrace breeding, organizing a seed saving group or project, saving seeds on a working farm, drying seeds in wet weather and interesting seed varieties. There will be opportunity to ask questions and contribute your thoughts too.

We’re excited to have Costa Georgiadis joining us for this discussion!

Costa’s appearance is supported by the Australian Government Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Fund.



Ask your questions and help others out with answers about seed saving and organizing seed saving groups and events.

Arian McVeigh – ACT – Canberra Seed Savers – Seed saving as a cooperative project – Dwarf Tomato Project Working Group.

Jon Kingston – NSW – Community Gardening – Seed varieties that have found their way to him through public programs he is engaged in.

Gregg Mueller – Vic – Bendigo Seed Savers- What is landrace breeding and the landrace broadbean project.

Ruth Brown – Qld – Ravenshoe Seed Savers – How to dry seeds in wet weather and how to stop acid-free type seeds from going mouldy.

Nick Soudakoff – NSW – Bilpin Seed Savers – how the group’s approach to seed saving is organised and what varieties they are focussing on.

Jim Hodgetts – Qld – Lighthouse Regenerative Farm, Sunshine Coast – The constant cycle of food and seed on a working farm, focusing on Wax Gourds (aka Winter Melons).

These Zoom meetups allow us to connect with others in Australia with a common interest and allow for a direct exchange of ideas about running seed saving groups and the practicalities of growing plants and saving seeds. There is no obligation to interact but it gives everyone the chance to have a say and

You will need to register for the session and then the connection link will be provided. This can be done right up to the session start time but it’s better if you can preregister before time.

Sunday 7 May 2023 5pm-6.30pm AEDST.

(2pm WA; 4pm QLD; 4.30pm SA; 5pm Vic, NSW, ACT & Tas)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All Seed Savers, experienced or just starting out, are welcome to join the conversation. 

We will be running to time and start at 5pm and as with previous zooms, we’ll start with a half hour of discussion time for participants to raise questions and topics of interest and share knowledge and experiences. (And to allow for the late ‘stragglers’ and people new to using Zoom to connect or fix technical issues.)

The quarterly seed saving zoom sessions aim to connect Australian seed saving groups and individuals across the country so that support and resources can be shared. To protect and improve our abundant heritage of food, seeds and plants we see a strong network as critical to support our needs in each location. 

Zoom is free software to download and use and easy to install and connect with. You just need to sign up for free and download and install the software. You can find details on their website.

Zoom –

More details are available here on the Australian Seed Savers Connect website:

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