IF you’re a lover of all things organic, love to garden and grow your own fruit and vegetables, then look no further than the “Seed Savers.”
Local enthusiast Rosalie Lennard describes “Seed Savers” as “like-minded gardeners who enjoy swapping and growing heritage seeds, in other words, seeds that have not been genetically modified,” she told the News Of The Area.
An added bonus, these seeds are “free.”
30 Seed Savers recently gathered for a field day at Koree Farm on the outskirts of Tea Gardens.
It was a rainy start to the morning, but Koree farm owners Helmut and Vivien Panhuber provided a warm welcome to their fruit farm on the banks of Port Stephens.
On offer, abundant citrus trees flowing into an orchard of tamarillos, and exotics of persimmon, carob, apples, bay-leaf, star fruit, macadamia and a raspberry patch ready to be picked for Spring.
Beehives too, were bursting with honey.
The sun came out in time for morning tea and a chance to sample the farms’ jams and honeys.
Rosalie described the honey with cinnamon as “heaven on a stick.”
The gathering also heard from local expert Shane Martin who gave a presentation on seed baths, a method of preparing seeds for increased germination and survival rates.
Anyone wanting more information about Seed Savers can contact Stuart Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Margie TIERNEY