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Bio-Regional Seed Bank Internship


Mon 22 Feb 2016, 8:00am–5:00pm
Tue 23 Feb 2016, 8:00am–5:00pm
Wed 24 Feb 2016, 8:00am–5:00pm
Thu 25 Feb 2016, 8:00am–5:00pm
Fri 26 Feb 2016, 8:00am–5:00pm

Where: Koanga Institute, 96 Kotare Rd, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Bio-Regional Seed Bank Internship: $1,900.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: mel8fmk

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

Tutors: Kay Baxter
Price: $1,900 (includes all meals and camping)
Date: Monday 15th - Friday 26th February, 2016 (two weeks)

*Please note: There will be no door sales, you will need to book in advance by purchasing on our website.

As community based organisations develop skills and networks that foster local sustainability and community self reliance, the question of seed saving becomes increasingly important. While seed saving is not difficult, there are many things to take into account if you are serious about ensuring food security, and the survival of specific varieties.

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.

For detailed information about what this course will cover, please see our website.