I have started 'Brisbane Seed Savers', below is some general information on Local Seed Networks.
To join, please complete the Membership form and email it directly to:
I will be buying 5 copies of The Seed Savers' Handbook. 180 pages at $15 so let me know if you want to buy one at this rate asap.
Definition of a Local Seed Network
A Local Seed Network is a group, registered with The Seed Savers' Network, of three or more people living in the same bioregion who swap seeds and planting material with the purpose of conserving open-pollinated varieties of food plants.
1. To find, grow and distribute seeds of locally adapted varieties, particularly of vegetables and herbs as well as plants that are propagated by tubers, cuttings, rhizomes, bulbs, etc,
2. To adapt new varieties to local conditions,
3. To promote the practice of seed saving and the importance of conserving diversity in our food crops,
4. To support other LSNs by sharing knowledge, skills, seeds and planting material.
As a Local Seed Network of The Seed Savers' Network, we ask that you:
1. Focus your plant conservation efforts on open pollinated vegetable seeds and other culinary plants,
2. Refrain from illegal or restricted plants,
3. Establish your LSN as (or within) a non-profit organisation so that any revenue generated by your activities is directed back into your network rather than distributed amongst members,
4. Behave in a cooperative, tolerant, inclusive and respectful manner to fellow members and other Local Seed Networks,
5. Meet or run events at least three times each year,
6. Sign up subscribers to The Seed Savers' Network, as below,
7.Keep in regular contact with The Seed Savers' Network.