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"Our Seeds": Why save seeds and who does it

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This is just the first 3 mins of our 57 min documentary on traditional food plants, that we shot in eleven countries. We took all the footage and made it in our editing suite in Byron Bay, Australia in 2008. "Our Seeds" has been shown on television in ten Pacific nations and on cable television in Manhattan NY in January 2010. We offer DVDs of "Our Seeds" for sale and work papers at www.seedsavers.net.
Welcome to The Seed Savers' Network of Australia
The Seed Savers' Network is an Australian-based organisation established in 1986 to preserve local varieties of useful plants. There are more than eighty Local Seed Networks for local gardeners around Australia. We are also active in forty countries so far. See About Us where you will find an overview of our activities, the countries in which we have worked, our story so far with archives of our work and how you can get involved. See also an overview of our Permaculture roots.

Founders, Jude and Michel Fanton, have authored and published three books, "The Seed Savers' Handbook", "Local Seed Network Manual" and "Seed to Seed Food Gardens in Schools" and produced a one hour documentary, "Our Seeds" - purchase our publications or film. Our new documentary "Our Roots" that we filmed in Vanuatu for CIRAD the French research institute will be out soon. Please use the resources we offer at no cost to you and without sponsored links.
Film clips from our seed travels
We have filmed and produced hundreds of clips and uploaded them to Seedsavers Youtube channel. You may view just 38 of them in the media player below. Topics include home seed production, unusual varieties of food plants on markets, food production and distribution systems. The large main frame is the first three minutes for our one-hour documentary "Our Seeds". Show less
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Seed Savers' 90 Most Popular Videos Play

90 videos we produced at www.seedsavers.net that have scored more than one thousand views. We have produced 1550 video clips so far. Thank you for you interest. Michel and Jude have been behind The Seed Savers Foundation since its inception in 1986. If you can assist in the management of our online presence make an offer to michel@seedsavers.net
All the best,
The small team of organisers behind the organisation

Greek Orthodox Priest Organic Guru Play

Papa Spyros's ethobotanical knowledge of herbs and natural farming system is huge. He does not speak often english so be patient he has exceptional insights. Papa Spyros was inspired by Fukuoka methods and philosophy from Japan.

Seed Savers travels in Europe Play

2013 meeting some of the best gardeners and seedsavers and their seed and food share. So skilled in their gardening and food preserving. Meet our friends!


Two original documentaries and other versions with different subtiles: Our Seeds 57mn available with a portuguese, Japanese and french subtitles and Our Roots is produced with two voice over. French and english. Also a film we made in Vanuatu for CIRAD. The life of Melanesians keepers of bio-cultural diversity. As well film promo made pro bono by Micheal Shaun Coneway of Storyworks.

How to Save your Vegetable Seeds Play

How to save seeds and conserve biodiversity. See more in Seed Savers' Handbook at www.seedsavers.net

Organic Gardening Short Cuts Play

The way we garden when we save quantities of seeds in our gardens. it is a very different way of gardening.
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