DONATE or SELL SEED
We are always looking for lost or undiscovered heirloom vegetable & fruit varieties.
Perhaps you've come across a particular variety of bean which has been given to you by your grandmother, or bought a collection of vegetable seeds at a garage sale which seem to be of interest. It may be that you found some seeds for sale at your local market for a variety that you've never heard of before but were told they've been around for hundreds of years.
As a child growing up in Queensland, there are fond memories of when on a hot day, the family would gather in the back yard, cut up a watermelon from the garden and spend the next 20 minutes spitting out seeds. All of those old varieties of melons have since long been forgotten as stores now prefer to sell only sell the 'seedless' varieties, and strictly avoid those 'cannonball' types which roll off the shelves with the slightest touch from an eager customer.
And it's not just vegetables......
Our roadsides are especially rich with wild fruit varieties that may have existed many years before and yet go largely unrecognised even though they may be passed by hundreds of times per day. For example, the 'Huonville Crab Apple' with scarlet red skin & red coloured flesh was discovered in Huonville, Tasmania. A huge old tree growing by the roadside, largely unnoticed, and yet producing such abundant & rich fruit of the most unusual variety.
Or perhaps there is a tree growing in the backyard of your house, or your grandmothers house or the old abandoned farmhouse down the road which seems to have been there for 100 years or more. Or in the city, perhaps down a back alley or behind a shop.
These are all a part of our rich heritage just waiting to be rediscovered.
You may have one seed or many - to us all seed (regardless of quantity) is valuable.