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Harvesting & Preparing Austrian Hulless Pumpkins


Save Your Own Seeds Booklet


The basics of everything you need to know to save all your own seeds from based on 25 years experience in this land. Written by Kay Baxter, CEO of the Koanga Institute.


Bio-Regional Seed Bank Internship

Feb 27 – March 10, 2017 (2 Weeks)

Learn everything you need to know to set up your own bioregional seed bank – Your future food security!

This 10 day workshop will give you the skills and understanding to grow and save your own seeds, and to ensure that the seeds you save will be high quality, for longevity and with the potential for optimal nutrition. Whether you are planning to set up a seed bank for a larger community, or would like to address food security for your immediate family, here you will find the skills and resources required. Processes taught are very low tech, and could be adapted to suit any situation, including rural villages without electricity or technology.

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Saving Corn Seed: 5 Things You Must Do

Saving Corn Seed: 5 Things You Must Do

  1. Grow a minimum of 200 corn plants together to maintain genetic diversity
  2. Choose the best 100 cobs from the 200 plants you grow
  3. Cut off the top and bottom of these cobs
  4. Take the seed off the middle parts of these cobs which is left
  5. Mix all your saved corn kernels together well – plant next spring

Use all leftover corn to make tortillas, posole etc. or use for chicken food

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‘Apple Tasting’ is the new ‘Wine Tasting’

This week Kay held a tasting at afternoon tea for our Koanga Institute Staff. We compared some of the apples in our collection and learnt a bit about their cultural heritage too and how they came into the Koanga Collection. Next year we’ll incorporate it into some an open day so you call can discover your favorite apple variety before planting your fruit trees.
If you would like to know more about our fruit trees we send out full info on cultivars in our July Catalogue each year. To get the catalogue become a member here: