Useful Addresses

Where to buy organic seed in Australia as well as seed swapping by forum members.
Shadowgirlau
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Useful Addresses

Postby Shadowgirlau » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:32 pm

Hi Folks,

as most of us would beaware most organic magazines carry lists of orgaizations, publications, seed companies, new products and services. Most public libraries and nurseries also carry a heap of information pertaining to gardening and in smaller or more country localities information can be found in Landcare offices or agricultural centres and even in telecentres.

It is amazing what info one saves for a rainy day and so I went into some of my old files and this is what I came up with.

Non Hybrid Seed Companies
Bay Seed Garden
PO Box 1164 Busselton WA 6280

Eden Seeds and Select Organic
MS905 Lower Beechmont Qld 4211
http://www.edenseeds.com.au
http://www.selectorganic.com.au

Gourmet Gardens
PO Box 1892 Esperance WA 6450

Green Harvest
52/65 Kilcoy Lane via Maleny Qld 4552
http://www.greenharvest.com.au

Greenpatch Organic Seeds
PO Box 1285 Taree NSW 2430
http://www.greenpatchseeds.com.au

New Gippsland Seeds and Bulbs
Box 1 Silvan Vic 3795
http://www.possumpage.au/newgipps

Phoenix Seeds
PO Box 207 Snug Tas 7054
email: phnxseed@ozmail.com.au

The Diggers Club
105 La Trobe Parade Dromana Vic 3936 (I can't seem to remember their web addy)

The Lost Seed
Po Box 321 Sheffield Tas 7306
http:// http://www.thelostseed.com.au
free catalogue with companion plant infomation

Traditional Seeds (Native plants)
PO Box 715 Busselton WA 6280


Organisations

Bio-dynamic Gardeners Association Inc
PO Box 479 Leongatha Vic 3953

Permaculture International
PO Box 6039 South Lismore NSW 2480

Seed Savers Network
PO Box 975 Byron Bay NSW 2481
email info@seedsavers.net
http://www.seedsavers.net

If anyone else has anymore info regarding seed outlets then please do pass them on. I have used GreenPatch and have found them to be good as well.
When I first saved the information it was correct so I am hoping that it remains so. One of my pet hates is reading addresses in magazines then on trying to access them finding that they no longer exist so if any of these are out of date than I sincerely apologise. I have not gone to check those I can as I have a slow connection and find it hard to load some of the heavy graphic pages.

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

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Re: Useful Addresses

Postby minnie » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:38 am

Hi Kathleen,

This is a useful list, thank you.

One of the first places I got in touch with was seed savers (who have done some great work), unfortunately I didn't find them very helpful at all and put it down to the 'Byron Club Attitude'.

I have had good success with eden seeds and green harvest though and will have a look at the others.
:D
Vicki

Shadowgirlau
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Re: Useful Addresses

Postby Shadowgirlau » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:53 pm

Sorry to hear you didn't have much success with the Byron Bay seed savers group. I have a couple of other addresses for seed saver groups but have been unable to locate where I saved them at the moment.

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

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Re: Useful Addresses

Postby minnie » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:43 am

Hi Kathleen,

There's a small group (I think connected to the Byron one) in this area, I contacted them a few years back... they seemed nice but... as with so many of these groups many were retired and were involved for a social outing, meetings at each persons place etc. It's the same with the dexter group, there's some that like the social interaction of weekends away etc.

I can't keep up with all the people (friends and family) that I'd like to, let alone start on all these weekend things, I'd never have time to do the things at home I want to... feeling a bit stretched I guess :roll: So it's not for me.

I think Damaris's idea of swapping on a forum like this is just as good if not better and we don't have to have hours of travel, just to swap a few seeds.
:)
Vicki

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Re: Useful Addresses

Postby Huxter » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:47 am

I'll be in any seed swapping going on ,whether it be for saved seed or commercial seed that you have too much of .I swapped a lot of tomato seed this year as you get quite a lot in packs but only plant 15 or so if you buy 10 types like I do . June /July is a good time to start as people buy spring seeds from some of the retailers mentioned by Kathleen .

I'll also have tubers like oca and comfrey etc ,hopefully ,and can offer some .

Paul
The world needs you to grow your own food!!

Shadowgirlau
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Re: Useful Addresses

Postby Shadowgirlau » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:11 pm

Swapping seed between forum members is a great idea. The possibilites are endless and as Paul so rightly says, we use so little of the seed we save usually.

Well if we save any that is, I am not saving any at the moment although eventually I will.

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

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Re: Useful Addresses

Postby Mojojo » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:45 am

http://www.permaculturenursery.com.au/seeds/where_to_buy/docs/SeedCatalogue.pdf

Good for those of us in WA, specialises in heirloom and organic seeds, some interesting things in their catalogue.
~ Jo
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Re: Useful Addresses

Postby Shadowgirlau » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:40 pm

Thank you Jo, sounds interesting and when I have some time I will have a look at the link.

Cheers
Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

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Re: Useful Addresses

Postby Mojojo » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:22 am

another one, about to buy some from them shortly.


http://www.cornucopiaseeds.com.au/
~ Jo
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Re: Useful Addresses

Postby Shadowgirlau » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:06 pm

Jo if you come in and see this - did you actually order from this address and if so how did the seeds perform?
Thanks
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Re: Useful Addresses/change of address

Postby Shadowgirlau » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:48 am

Back in 2011 Mojojo posted an address for permaculture seeds here in the West. They specialize in heirloom and organic seeds and as I have been perusing the site and checking that addresses and such are relevant I found that the original address is no longer valid. Their new address if anyone is interested is - http://yilgarnseeds.drylands.org.au/
Yigarn Seeds is a Drylands Permaculture Farm up in Geraldton. Their outlets in Perth are -

Absolutely Organic, Gwelup. (08) 9242 7711

Environment House, Bayswater. (08) 9271 4488

Planet Ark, Fremantle. (08) 9430 5054

Any seed varieties not available from these stores, can be ordered from our website or via email.
Hope this is a help to anyone over here in the West looking for organic suppliers.

Happy Gardening
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon


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