About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of useful heritage plant varieties in the Bellingen area of northeast New South Wales, Australia.

Our climate varies from frost-free coastal areas to inland river valleys and highlands with frosts. Bellingen has an average annual rainfall of 1507ml.

Friday, 18 March 2016

The Witches Kitchen : Sorry Cucamelons, you’ve gotta go

Cucamelons (Melothria) Pic from Witches Kitchen


"There’s a very fine line between the permaculture ideal of a plant that is so hardy, it grows, survives, and self seeds and needs little management, and the permaculture nightmare of a plant that is so hardy, it grows, survives, and self seeds and can’t be managed."

Read post at Witches Kitchen

Monday, 7 March 2016

Can Permaculture Feed the World?


Published online for the first time, Patrick Whitefield's timely essay that made people wake up to the potential of permaculture food systems. Today we celebrate his pioneering spirit and dedication to permaculture.

Can permaculture feed the world? ... Well I would say ‘yes’ to that, wouldn’t I?
But whether I’m right or wrong, one thing’s certain: conventional agriculture certainly can’t feed the world for much longer. It’s based on a one-way flow of non-renewable resources and it falls down both on the input side and the output side.

Read essay by Patrick Whitefield

 

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