Hi all,

I'm a Software Engineer and backyard veggie grower based in Braybrook, Victoria. I started growing veggies in 2016 and since then became passionate about permaculture and all things sustainability.

I recently watched a couple of documentaries about the loss of seed diversity and was really surprised to learn that in the last century, over 90% of the seed variety used for food production has been lost.

This inspired me to start saving seeds and to try and encourage more home gardeners to save seeds. As a software engineer I started thinking about how technology could help, so I built Local Seeds: https://www.localseeds.com.au. Local Seeds makes it easy for people to buy and sell untreated, non-GMO, heirloom, open pollinated, organic seeds online from local growers.

Would love to hear what others think about seed saving and if you have any feedback on the website.