Indigenous Seed Project
Click on images to download plant booklets for our 10 Indigenous seed species.
These booklets provide valuable information about how to use the plants in a garden context and information on growing conditions for each plant.
Scroll down for project overview and acknowledgement.
Indigenous Seed Project
The Indigenous Seed Project emerged from the desire to raise awareness of the local flora in Leanganook (Mt Alexander Shire). The project creates the opportunity for anyone to experience propagating indigenous seeds and to also learn about the ecological and cultural significance of the plant they are growing.
The plant PDFs* here (or as already printed booklets at Castlemaine Goldfields Library) provide valuable information about how to use the plant in a garden context and information on growing conditions for each plant.
With only 15% of the local Box Iron-bark forests remaining, it’s more important than ever that we get to know these plants and include them in our gardens. This will help extend habitats for the local fauna and make your garden more resilient to future climate changes by using plants that have adapted to local conditions.
We hope you will sit with these little booklets, read their contents and create a connection to the plant/s you have chosen to grow. Perhaps next time you are in the bush you will be able to recognise, name and appreciate these plants deepening your connection to the local environment.
*The plant PDFs are set up for printing, folding and stapling into a booklet.
Project launched on 25 March 2023 at Castlemaine Goldfields Library.
Castlemaine Seed Library acknowledges the local Dja Dja Wurrung people as the first inhabitants and the original farmers, gardeners and custodians of the Loddon River lands, where our members live, work, plant, grow and save seeds. We recognise their continuing connection to this land, rivers and creeks and to their rich ancient culture. We acknowledge that at the time of European arrival the totality of the lands that are now known as Victoria were occupied by sovereign Indigenous nations who owned, cared for and enjoyed their land in accordance with their laws, customs and traditions.
We acknowledge, with full respect, the strength and power of all Traditional Owners, Elder, Ancestors, and young leaders who fight to protect and look after Country, Community, Language and Lore in the face of ongoing colonial interruptions and cultural genocide.
To learn more please visit djadjawurrung.com.au
Castlemaine Seed Library supports a Treaty for Victoria.
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Supported by a Community Grant