We need your help to save New Zealand’s largest organic heritage or heirloom seed and tree collection by June 6th 2014. We are asking for your support for this campaign to secure the land the New Zealand organic heritage seed collection grows on before we lose it.
Background: 30 years of organic heritage seed saving
The Koanga Institute, founded by Kay Baxter, has spent 30 years building up a living library comprising of hundreds of heritage fruit and vegetables that are in danger of extinction and being lost. These seeds are either from New Zealand or brought here from England, Scotland, Croatia, Germany, France, South Africa, the Pacific islands and other parts of the world with our ancestors when they settled in New Zealand. Some of the seed lines do not exist any more in their country of origin.