VIOLET TOWN SEED SAVERS
We are keen vegetable & flower growers who formed a group in the early 2000s. Our aim is to save and protect open pollinated seeds which are suitable and adapted to our local environment. We are a community based, structured but informal group, bringing our expertise and talents together to ensure we have a diverse and viable seedbank for the use of our members and to provide seeds and information to shoppers at the Violet town Market each month. Our seedbank is also maintained to ensure that if a disaster occurs i.e., bush fire, floods we can provide seeds and plants for the affected. We have successfully achieved this in the past.
Our Seedbank comprises of 300 different varieties of vegetables & flower seeds and is managed by our very hard working Seedbank Manager, Monika.
We support local groups by donating funds to - (3) Bush Nursing Hospitals, CFA, Mens’ Shed, Primary Schools, Environmental Groups, Violet Town Pool’s Weight Group, Community Gardens, Scouts and Orphanages and needy schools overseas. It is amazing what a small group can achieve.
We get together monthly, usually the first Sunday of the month, and visit gardens or discuss topics of interest and, we pack seeds on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at St. Dunstan’s Church Hall, Cnr. Meakin Avenue & High Street, Violet Town at 11-00 am until approx.. 2-30pm and bring a light lunch.
In June we have an Annual Get Together and discuss what we have achieved, what we would like to do and where we would like to go on our Annual Bus Trip.
Our group is not a commercial entity and we do not send out seeds by mail but are only too willing to assist in choices and information on growing vegetables etc. at the Violet Town Market each month.
An article is in the Village Voice each month on "What we are doing/have done" and "What and When to Sow Seeds" and "What tasks are needed to be done in the garden that month".