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<FONT SIZE=3D"4"><FONT FACE=3D"Helvetica"><B>SEED SAVERS' NETWORK FOURTEENTH AN=
NUAL CONFERENCE<BR>
</B></FONT></FONT><FONT FACE=3D"Helvetica"><B>LOCAL SEEDS ... LOCAL HARVEST .=
.. LOCAL FOOD<BR>
</B></FONT><B><FONT SIZE=3D"2">27th and 28th October 2001</FONT> Rainforest R=
esort<BR>
3 km south of Post Offfice, opposite the Golf Course, Byron Bay Australia<B=
R>
$20 one day, $30 for two<BR>
Seed Savers 02 6685 6624/ 7560 Rainforest Resort 6685 6139<BR>
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME<BR>
<BR>
<FONT SIZE=3D"4"><U>SATURDAY<BR>
</U></FONT><FONT SIZE=3D"2">SESSION ONE<BR>
9am Registrations and welcome, arrangements for the weekend - Jude Fanton<B=
R>
<BR>
9.15am Conference theme</FONT></B><FONT SIZE=3D"2"> -<B> Michel Fanton<BR>
<BR>
9.30am Raylee Delaney, herbalist and botanical painter, on Flower Essences<=
BR>
<BR>
10am Barry Waters, long time seed saver, on Sowing in Season<BR>
<BR>
10.30am Rebecca Lines Kelly, Environmental Officer in Ag Dept, on What Seed=
s Need from Soil<BR>
<BR>
<I>11am Morning tea<BR>
<BR>
</I>SESSION TWO<BR>
11.30 Divide into those interested in Local Markets</B> and those who would=
 like to do outside activities<B>.</B> At 12.30 - travel to The Seed Centre =
- carpools may be necessary<BR>
<B>Group 1</B>: Forum on Local Markets - Michel and Hogan Gleeson, market g=
ardener and organiser of Lismore Organic Farmers' Markets<BR>
<B>Group 2</B> - travel to The Seed Centre for a tour with Seed Savers' int=
erns, Pat and Marian. Seed Exchange open in Seed Bank from 11.45am to 1.45pm=
.<BR>
<BR>
<B><I>12.45 Lunch at Seed Centre 13 Old Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay 2 km south o=
f Post Office<BR>
<BR>
</I>SESSION THREE<BR>
</B>1.45 to 3pm: Choose between four workshops - see below<BR>
<BR>
<B>SESSION FOUR<BR>
</B>3pm to 4.15pm Choose between three workshops &amp; Group 1 from this mo=
rning has a tour.<BR>
<BR>
WORKSHOPS - AT SEED CENTRE<BR>
<B>Seed collecting and cleaning</B> - intern, Marian, and volunteer, Kate, =
on front verandah<BR>
<B>Seed banking</B> - seed banker, Esabel, and intern, Pat, in seed bank, r=
ecording, storage, germination testing, distribution<BR>
<B>Planning a biodiverse market garden</B> - Michel &amp; Hogan on lower fl=
at area at Seed Centre<BR>
<B>Growing, harvesting and cooking greens</B> - Jude on back verandah<BR>
<BR>
<B><I>4.15pm Afternoon tea at The Seed Centre<BR>
<BR>
</I></B>4.30 Finishing session at The Seed Centre - finish at 5pm<BR>
<BR>
8pm<U> Slides of Seed Savers' projects overseas at 8pm at The Rainforest Re=
sort<BR>
</U>DAYLIGHT SAVING AT MIDNIGHT<BR>
</FONT><FONT SIZE=3D"4"><B><U>SUNDAY<BR>
</U></B></FONT><B><FONT SIZE=3D"2">SESSION ONE<BR>
9am (old time, i.e., 10am on clocks) Registrations and Welcome<BR>
<BR>
9.30 Amber Tucker and Holly Shiach - Report from former interns who have ju=
st returned from seed projects in India and Ecuador<BR>
<BR>
10am Michel Fanton - Seed Savers' Current and Future Projects<BR>
<BR>
10.30am Torsten Wiedemann,</FONT></B><FONT SIZE=3D"2"> ethnobotanical collect=
or and conservationist<B> - Grow your own Medicine<BR>
</B><BR>
<B><I>11am Morning tea<BR>
<BR>
</I>SESSION TWO<BR>
11.30 Divide into those who are interested in Local Seed Networks</B> and t=
hose who would like to do outside activities<BR>
<B>Group 1</B>: Forum with presentations from local seed networks including=
 Beelarong Community Farm, Morningside, Brisbane - Michel Fanton<BR>
<B>Group 2</B>: Making an Instant Garden at the Rainforest Resort - Jude Fa=
nton<BR>
<BR>
<B><I>12.45 - Lunch at The Seed Centre<BR>
<BR>
</I>SESSION THREE<BR>
</B>1.45 to 3pm: Choose between four workshops<BR>
<BR>
<B>SESSION FOUR<BR>
</B>3pm to 4.15pm Choose between four workshops<BR>
<BR>
WORKSHOPS - AT SEED CENTRE<BR>
<B>Beginners' seed saving</B>- Pat and Jude - front verandah<BR>
<B>Advanced seed saving</B> - Michel - back verandah<BR>
<B>Bamboo</B> - species, maintenance, harvesting and preparation -Julianne =
Hartmann, Mullumbimby bamboo farmer - meet near large bamboo in front of hou=
se - if raining gather in back shed<BR>
<B>Frog Pond Making</B> - Keith and Leanne - in the middle of the road side=
 of block<BR>
<B>Harvesting exotic plants and preparing them</B> - Tippy Heng, chef at Di=
sh Restaurant - yet to confirm<BR>
<BR>
<B><I>4.15pm Afternoon tea<BR>
<BR>
</I></B>4.30 Finishing session at The Seed Centre - finish at 5pm<BR>
<BR>
</FONT><FONT SIZE=3D"4"><B><U>MONDAY<BR>
</U></B></FONT><B><FONT SIZE=3D"2">Tour of a suburban intensive food garden i=
n Suffolk Park and a Bamboo Farm south west of Mullumbimby<BR>
Meet at 9.15am at The Seed Centre to go to Suffolk Park by 9.30 where you w=
ill be for one hour, then on to Mullumbimby by 11am where you will meet Mari=
an at the Cornucopia Nursery which is next to the Poinciana Cafe. Drive to f=
arm by noon.<BR>
Take a picnic lunch to have at the Farm and plan to leave by 2.30pm.<BR>
20 species bamboos for sale at very reasonable prices.<BR>
$10 for the day<BR>
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The Seed Savers' Network, Box 975, <BR>
Byron Bay, NSW 2481, Australia<BR>
<BR>
Michel and Jude Fanton<BR>
Founders/ Directors of The Seed Savers Foundation Limited<BR>
A Charitable Institution registered with ATO<BR>
<BR>


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