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USEFUL SITES - SEED & FRUIT TREE, TRAINING, GROUPS, BEES AND ORGANIC FOOD

Last revised 27.06.15.

I'm a list maker.

I like to gather information together in one spot so I don't have to keep hunting it down or scratch my head wondering where I read something and not being able to find it again. And I like to share, so please feel free to use this list of links or recommend more sites to be added as it's a continuous work in progress.

It is up to you to decide if you wish to deal with any of the companies, this is not a recommendation, just a list.

Share any comments on your experiences with various companies, such as postage (good, bad), packaging (good, bad), viability of product......you get the picture :)

AUSTRALIAN SEED SITES by state, as many of us like to buy local seed to suit our climate and support local companies:

BEAUTANICALS QLD

BIOME ECO STORES Qld

BOONDIE SEEDS QLD

EDEN SEEDS / SELECT ORGANICS QLD

GREEN HARVEST QLD Maleny

ISABELL SHIPARDS HERB FARM QLD

SUCCEED HEIRLOOM QLD

VAN VEEN ORGANICS QLD Elimbah (just north of Caboolture)

GREENPATCH SEEDS NSW

ROYSTON PETRIE SEEDS NSW

THE HIPPY SEED COMPANY NSW

THE LOST SEED NSW

DIGGERS CLUB VIC

GARLIC WORLD VIC

GOODMAN SEEDS VIC

HUMPHRIS NURSERY Vic

NEW GIPPSLAND SEED & BULBS VIC

THE SEED COLLECTION Vic or FB page

WHITEHOUSE NURSERY Vic

AUSTRALIAN SEED WA

SEEDS2FREEDOM WA

HEIRLOOM HARVEST SA

SEEDS 4 YOU SA

THE ITALIAN GARDENER SA

CORNUCOPIA SEED TAS

PHOENIX SEED TAS

RANGEVIEW SEEDS TAS

SOUTHERN HARVEST TAS

YELWEK FARM TAS Oca, Potato Onions, Garlic, Onion Shallots

OVERSEAS SEED SITES:

Want to know which seeds customs will allow you to bring in? Check out ICON- AQIS’s import conditions database.

Further information can be found at DAFF.

BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM SEED America

WHATCOM SEED COMPANY Oregon

FRUIT TREE/PLANT SITES by state:

QLD

AIRPORT NURSERY Hervey Bay Qld

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE HIBISCUS QLD

BLUE SKY BACKYARD BANANAS QLD

CREEC Qld Caboolture - native tubestock $2 Ph 38889285

GEMVALE ESTATE DRAGON FRUIT FARM QLD -974 Eatons Crossing Road, Draper Qld 0422301733

We allow farm visits. Email: louceccato@gmail.com

HEART GARDEN Bundaberg Qld

INDIGISCAPES CENTRE QLD

ISABELL SHIPARDS HERB FARM QLD

KUMBARTCHO QLD

LIVING BAMBOO QLD Samford

RED FOX DRAGON FRUIT FARM QLD Nanango

TAMBORINE DRAGON FRUIT FARM QLD Mt Tamborine

VAN VEEN ORGANICS QLD Elimbah (just north of Caboolture)- 70 Bigmor Drive, Elimbah Qld 07 5408 6470 / 07 5495 7946 / 0422 107 914 - most of the fruiting plants are grafted and most of the native are seedlings, however there is some seedlings fruit plants.

WITJUTI GRUB BUSH FOODS NURSERY Obi Obi  Qld

NSW

BAMBOO WHOLESALE NSW

DALEYS FRUIT NURSERY NSW

FORBIDDEN FRUITS NURSERY NSW

FRUIT SALAD TREE COMPANY NSW

VIC

DIGGERS CLUB VIC

FLEMINGS NURSERY VIC

GARDEN EXPRESS VIC

YALCA FRUIT TREES VIC

HERITAGE FRUIT TREES VIC

SA

PERRY'S FRUIT & NUT NURSERY SA

TAS

WOODBRIDGE FRUIT TREES TAS

SOCIETIES, ORGANISATIONS AND NETWORKS:

ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSOC

AUSTRALIAN FOOD SOVEREIGNTY ALLIANCE

AUSTRALIAN CITY FARMS AND COMMUNITY GARDENS NETWORK networking community gardens around Australia

AUSTRALIAN GREEN DEVELOPMENT FORUM

AUSTRALIAN TROPICAL FOODS

BOGI (Brisbane Organic Growers Inc)

CAPE TRIBULATION EXOTIC FRUIT FARM

ECO RADIO BRISBANE FB page

IOPS - International Organisation for a Participatory Society

MORETON BAY ECO ALLIANCE FB site

OPEN FOOD NETWORK

PERMACULTURE RESEARCH INST. OF AUSTRALIA

RARE FRUIT AUSTRALIA INC

RARE FRUIT SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ROGI (Redlands Organic Growers Inc)

SEEDSAVERS Seed Savers Handbook - for full list of groups

SUB TROPICAL FRUIT CLUB OF QLD INC

TROPICAL FRUIT WORLD

URBAN AGRICULTURE NETWORK

WILDLIFE PRESERVATION SOCIETY MORETON SHIRE

COMMUNITY GARDENS, GROUPS, BLOGS:

BEELARONG COMM. FARM Morningside

BUDDINA COMMUNITY GARDEN - Sunshine Coast

CABOOLTURE SEED SAVERS

EARTHWISE GARDENING 

EUDLO SEED SAVERS

FOLIA

GRACEVILLE COMMUNITY GARDEN

GREEN P - Sandgate Community Garden

GYMPIE COMMUNITY GARDEN

JANE ST COMMUNITY GARDEN

JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS and FACEBOOK JC-W

LOGAN FOOD GARDENERS

MANGO HILL COMMUNITY FARM INC

MANLY WYNNUM COMMUNITY GARDEN

MILLEN FARM Samford

NOOSA SEED SAVERS

NORTHEY STREET CITY FARM

QUEENSLAND HERB SOCIETY

ROCHEDALE COMMUNITY GARDEN

SAMFORD LOCAL GROWERS

SEED SAVERS

SELF SUFFICIENT ME

SOUTHSIDE SUSTAINABILITY CENTRE & COMMUNITY GARDEN Bulimba Creek

SUCCESSFUL GARDENING Annette McFarlane

SWAP, SHUFFLE SHARE

VERA STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN Toowong

WESTFALEN COMMUNITY GARDEN, Dunlop St, Collingwood Park Contact: Mr & Mrs Graham & Gillian LYNN on 3814 5080

YANDINA COMMUNITY GARDEN

TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, BOOKS, VIDEOS, EVENTS, INFORMATION and PRODUCTS:

AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC SCHOOLS offers training material

BACKYARD ORCHARD CULTURE Dave Wilson Nursery - sensible info re multi planting and keeping fruit trees at the right height in a backyard

BIRDS IN BACKYARDS

CENTRE FOR GROWING SUSTAINABILITY

CHOOK TRADER chickens etc for sale

CITYFOOD GROWERS Peter Kearney, Maleny

DINNER GARDEN

EARTHBOX AUSTRALIA

EARTHWISE GARDENING

ELIZABETH FEKONIA

FOODMATTERS 

GEOFF LAWTON - free permaculture videos including urban

HIDRO GREEN ENERGY

INDIGISCAPES

KEFIR Doms site

KITCHEN GARDENERS INTERNATIONAL

KUMBARTCHO

MAD MILLIE CHEESE MAKING KITS

MORETON SHIRE COUNCIL

NUTRITECH SOLUTIONS

THE MICRO GARDENER - Anne Gibson

PERMABLITZ BRISBANE

PERMACULTURE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

RegenAG community based family enterprise committed to helping regenerate Australia’s farms, soils, communities and on-farm livelihoods.

WEEDS AUSTRALIA

WEED SPOTTERS QLD

BEE SITES:

ANBees online group

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BEE RESEARCH CENTRE

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BEES - WHERE TO BUY

BOB THE BEE MAN Bob Luttrell

BRISBANE BACKYARD BEES

BURNETT BEE KEEPING SUPPLIES Kingaroy - Australia wide service

KIN KIN NATIVE BEES

NATIVE BEES OF AUSTRALIA Museum site

THE NOVICE BEEKEEPER blog spot

SOCIAL INSECTS LAB Sydney Uni

SUGARBAG Tim Heard

ZABEL Russell and Janine

FOOD SITES:

BONNIE BEEF Qld

EDIBLE YARDS

FARM MATCH and FB FARM MATCH

FRESH LOCAL PROVISIONS Samford

GOORALIE FREE RANGE PORK Qld

KOOKABURRA ORGANICS

ORGANIC & QUALITY FOODS Qld

OLIVFRESH ORGANIC OLIVES Qld

QUAIL KINGDOM Qld

TILLARI TROTTERS Tamworth 100% free range see discussion

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Comment by Jeff Kiehne on March 20, 2016 at 9:22
Comment by Lissa on March 20, 2016 at 8:39

If these were meant to be links Jeff you might want to try again.  I'll have a look at the bottom link this arvo when I have more time.

Comment by Lissa on May 1, 2013 at 4:13

Yep, that's a good one Farina :) I've been watching his free videos - the one on urban permaculture was good. The big permaculture ones are interesting but not as relevant to a backyard gardener.

Comment by Farina Murray on April 30, 2013 at 23:18

What a fantastic list Lissa! A good recent one to add to the training sites is the Geoff Lawton site http://www.geofflawton.com/sq/15449-geoff-lawton Its got great free permaculture vids.

Comment by Lissa on March 14, 2013 at 5:22

Hardly anyone grows Tomatillo or even knows what it is or how to use them. My current lot are a total washout.

The seed should be available locally if they want some.

Comment by Pollyanna on March 13, 2013 at 18:27
The tomato people sell tomatillos too. They have one variety I've not seen elsewhere.
Comment by Lissa on March 13, 2013 at 15:17

Good point about the tom people, added before I knew of the site to check. It's removed.

I will alphabetise and cross reference....one day :) It's a work in progress. Meanwhile I'm adding new at the top of the list.

Any more suggestions are very welcome when you go through your list. That's what I was doing this morning when I added a heap of stuff. I'd like to break down the "training etc" list.

Comment by Pollyanna on March 13, 2013 at 14:40
Great reference! When I go through my saved lists this winter I'll add any I don't see here.

My only suggestion would be to cross reference, eg in the tools list add in those companies that sell a range of products inc tools, such as Green Harvest. Also, is there any way to alphabetise the individual lists? It would make it easier to know if one I thought to add was already there.

Maybe make a note after Tomato Savers. We cannot import tomato nor any seeds from the capsicum family, but can still bring in tomatillo, last time I checked. TS carries tomatillo seeds.

The tree list, maybe add fruiting shrubs? I am still trying to find a Blackberry Jam Fruit!
Comment by Lissa on March 13, 2013 at 9:45

I went through my Favourites and it turned out I had a lot of stuff :l

Have a look at the local dragonfruit farm I've just added. They're at Draper! just up the road.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 13, 2013 at 9:29

Hooley dooley, what a list!

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