NFPs supporting, enabling and empowering those in need to adopt self sustaining food gardening practices are looking to establish Seed Banks. By a central body establishing a seed bank, people facing difficult circumstances can access the seeds and establish food gardens.
Gardeners everywhere harvest more seeds than can be stored, and need to be used before they expire. In this Crowd Harvest, Australian gardeners with excess seeds are invited to send them in a Christmas card or holiday card to one or more NFPs from the list below :-)
Please package seeds in individual and labelled packages so food relief recipients can easily take them home. Experienced gardeners, please send viable, open pollinating seeds. Anyone wanting to purchase seeds for the NFPs, please look for websites and/or nurseries that promote 'heirloom', 'non genetically modified', 'open pollinating', or 'organic'.
Each of the NFPs listed below has a certified horticulturalist employed, and ready to look after the seeds, either to start the seeds, store the seeds or distribute to others facing crisis yet know how to start seeds :-) You can be assured the seeds will be looked after.
Start saving your seeds now, and pop in a Christmas card to send to Food relief agencies looking to adopt sustainable approaches to empower resilience.
Variety is welcome!
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Paul from the ASRC Foodbank working at the 3000Acres installation at the
Inner West Veggie Patch in Footscray. http://3000acres.org/
Much of the Harvest will go towards the ASRC Foodbank supporting refugees.
Crowd Harvest seeds will assist in establishing any ASRC partnership food garden. https://www.asrc.org.au/