One Seed One Community

Grow, Share, Connect and save a rare bean

Join in a community wide project led by the Bega Valley Seed Savers in conjunction with the Bega Valley Shire Library to bring back a rare bean and enjoy growing delicious beans in the process.

Together, we are on a mission to increase numbers of the Cupidon bean, which is scarce in Australia, by sharing with other seed saving groups around the country.

Join the growing journey with other participants, and get together for a fun seed processing day at the end of harvest.

How it works

  • Monday 23 October –  Friday 10 November. Collect your free seeds and grow guide at any Bega Valley Shire Library branch.
  • Friday 27 October. Come to the optional free workshop at Bega Library. The Bega Valley Seed Savers will be sharing their expert tips and tricks on getting started with growing veggies and saving seeds.
  • 1 November - 7 November. Plant your seeds during the first week of November. Grow and harvest your beans, eat some and save some.
  •  Share your growing journey on the Bega Valley Shire Library FB Event page
  • January. Drop your saved seeds back at Bega Valley Shire Library branch. Or bring them along to the processing day to catch up with others while we shell, pack and chat together. Date to be announced.

Seed Processing Day with the Bega Valley Seed Savers

Join in the final step of the One Seed One Community project

Everyone who grew the Cupidon bean over summer is invited to catch up for a social seed processing day. We will talk about how to avoid mouldy seeds, insect damage and determine if the seed is dry enough for storage. Bring your dried pods. (Please store in paper bags not plastic.) You can also just drop your dried beans off at one of our library branches.

Bega Library, Friday 23 Feb. Drop in between 10.30am - 1.00pm