CODES: AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, NEW ZEALAND, VIC, WA, SA, TAS, TETHERINGTON, WA STATE: Canberra-based Organic Seeds Australia has launched a new product, a “green seedling” which uses a mixture of organically grown cotton and seaweed.
The product was designed to encourage people to grow more food, and help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“This is a really exciting product and one that will really help to get more people on to organic farming,” Organic Seeds managing director Michael J. Withers said.
“It’s a great idea to get people thinking about sustainable farming and sustainability.”
The first time we tried it we got great feedback.
The reaction was quite positive.
It’s really a good way to get out there and try it and see what people think.
“The product is available for purchase in two sizes: a “farm-fresh” version and a “gardening-fresh”.
The garden-fresh version contains only organically-grown cotton, which can be grown outdoors, but is not considered a viable alternative to traditional crops.
Mr Wethers said the product had been developed with input from the local community. “
We use all of the organic cotton and all of our seaweed, all of these are the only things we use to grow the plant,” Mr Wither, who grew up in South Australia, said.
Mr Wethers said the product had been developed with input from the local community.
“The main thing we want to get across is that the product is a product that people can use, that they can grow,” he said.
The company has also launched a free online gardening guide, “Organic Gardening Guide”.
Organic Seeds is a member of the Organic Seed Growers Association, which was set up by the Australian Greens in April this year.
It provides information on organic farming practices, organic products, sustainability, and gardening.
Organic Seeds was founded by a group of farmers in Australia, in collaboration with local farmers, and Mr Wathers said it was a “good way” to start people thinking.
“For us it’s a very good opportunity to have a bit of exposure to people who are using this product and see if they like it or not,” he added.
Withers says the product has been in development for a number of years, with a goal of being available by the end of the year.
“As soon as we have a green seedling available we’re going to be making a decision as to whether we want it or whether we don’t,” he explained.
Organic Seeds was established in January 2016, after the Greens launched a nationwide seed drive in February this year, which collected more than $100,000 in seed donations. “
But it’s really about getting people to take action.”
Organic Seeds was established in January 2016, after the Greens launched a nationwide seed drive in February this year, which collected more than $100,000 in seed donations.
“Organically growing is really the future of farming,” Mr J Wither said.
“We really believe that we have an opportunity to get to a sustainable future where our crops are grown in a way that minimises the carbon footprint.”
The group has been approached for comment, but did not respond at the time of publication.
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