The Seedbank is a collaboration with community gardeners to grow and store seeds with a focus on heritage varieties that are acclimatised to Whāingaroa. As seeds are living plants, the Seedbank storage is in a space that is a dry, low temperature to keep them viable over the long term.
Saving seeds is an important climate action and ensures our right to access locally grown food and to distribute these locally saved seeds to provide the Whāingaroa community with a resilient food source.
Our Community Garden volunteers and Timebank members hold regular meetups restocking the Seedbank and Free Seed Stand. It’s a friendly opportunity to get some seeds for spring, swap seeds, or even donate seeds to the seed library and of course learn lots from each other.
If you harvest seeds and would like to contribute to the Seedbank we'd love to hear from you!
Keep an eye out for our free seeds stand which is wheeled outside the Raglan Town Hall most days.