The Norton Summit region contains a variety of native plant species, but these plants are almost impossible to find at local garden centres.
The aim of the Native Seed Bank is to provide a source of native seed for local residents to grow so they can revegetate their properties with indigenous plants. This promotes biodiversity and habitat while retaining the local native plant species.
Permits are required to collect seed from road sides and several land holders have offered their properties as a seed source. Seed collecting needs to be properly managed so there is no damage to the vegetation and its continual viability is protected.
Volunteers are needed to assist with seed cleaning and recording. We find this is best done in a group over a cuppa and chat!
If you would like to be involved in this project in any way, please contact Val at the AHNRC.
The Seed Bank was started with funding from a Adelaide Hills Council Community Grant.