Australian organic seed sources

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  1. dunc

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    I have viewed the post about "Horizon seeds" and it alerted me to a problem I think we have about the supply of organic seed within Australia and indeed around the world.

    As far as I am aware most of Australias organic seed comes from the US, Europe and Israel. Given the political turmoil and world events this raises some serious supply issues for organic farmers in particular.

    Obviously we all need to start saving more seed and preserving it in local seed banks, but we need to think seriously about our bulk supply of open-pollinated varieties for organic food production.

    Are there any Australian organic seed producers ?

    Dunc
     
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    Re: Australian organic seed souces

    Green Harvest

    Isabel Shipard
     
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    Re: Australian organic seed souces

    I got the impression these companies were seed retailers only. Do they actually have Australian seed growers suppling the seed ?

    I was told that the "select organic" seed source was from the United States ???

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    Re: Australian organic seed souces

    Dunno, I suppose you could ask them
     
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    Re: Australian organic seed souces

    Thanks Milifestyle.

    Greenpatch definately produce their own seed in Australia. I will check out the others too.

    Dunc
     
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    Re: Australian organic seed souces

    Diggers Club do organic seeds too and also heritage seeds.
     
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    Re: Australian organic seed souces

    G'day
    Phoenix seeds in Tassie sell organic seed grown in Australia, and so does Select (not sure if all seeds but know it is some)
    cheers
     
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    Re: Australian organic seed souces

    Do you have any non-profit organizations dedicated to heirloom, open-pollinated and organic seed saving?

    If not, maybe it's time to start one?
     
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    Re: Australian organic seed souces

    yes there are, diggers etc
     
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    Re: Australian organic seed sources

    SEED SAVERS!!!!!!!!
     
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    UK seed sources

    I just web-stumbled across this UK seed source.
    They seem very much cheaper than most.
    https://www.gardenseeds.co.uk/valuefl.html

    Also
    https://www.chilternseed.co.uk
    has an amazing range of plants including a huge range of European food & flower heritage seed.
    Also herbs I had not heard of ( That is strange).
    Very easy to get carried away with their on-line ordering
    I NEED so much!
    I wish they had a wish list for virtual shopping like Amazon usa

    I have just made my first order. Very nice, helpful and obliging people to deal with

    The only drawback is checking every seed on the feral, futile Oz Customs list but that is not their fault.
    Do you know despite their authoritarian approach, customs manage to introduce a new problem on an almost monthly basis?
    A "helping" approach would be more productive and safe --HM Customs.
     

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