Byron Hinterland Seed Savers are coming to Mullum Farmers Market this Friday, 22 September at 8am for a seed swap. Bring any excess seeds/cuttings you have and come and collect some free seeds and cuttings.
Who are Byron Hinterland Seed Savers?
They are a not-for-profit seed saving network for the Byron Hinterland region.
What do they do?
They encourage the community to grow, save and share seeds, with the intention of protecting and carrying on the existence of a wide variety of rare and wonderful seeds.
They want to see seeds kept safe in the hands of the people and the community, as they have been by our ancestors since time immemorial. Seeds, when kept local, adapt to our climate over time producing stronger and more resilient food sources.
Seeds are given freely and abundantly from the earth so, they believe, they are to be shared and given freely in return.
Why is local seed saving and sharing important?
They say: ‘Seed saving is one of the most important things we can do in our time. Seeds are life and our future. Sadly, seeds have become a commodity in our modern day. Large corporations have acquired control and ownership over the vast majority of the world’s seeds. Diversity within plant species is rapidly being lost with many varieties already extinct. Seeds have co-evolved alongside humans, passed down from hand to hand. If we do not continue this relationship and act as seed keepers within our own backyards, seed lineages may be broken and lost forever.’
If you would like to support Byron Hinterland Seed Savers and stay in loop for future events: follow on Facebook @byronhinterlandseedsavers.
Visit or become a member at the website, https://byronseedshare.org.
‘Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.’ ~Vandana Shiva.
Mullumbimby Farmers Market is held every Friday 7am to 11am at Mullumbimby Showgrounds