The Future For Native Grasslands


Our Vision:

To lead a return of the lost richness of native grasslands and grassy woodlands

Mission Statement:
To reverse grave species loss through innovative native grassland restoration for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity on which all life depends.

Seeding Natives Incorporated specialises in the ground up ecological restoration of grasslands and associated ecosystems.

It takes more than just trees and shrubs to create a functioning ecosystem!

At Seeding Natives we tailor habitat restoration for the species it is designed to house including the specific requirements of threatened species. Past attempts to link or restore these areas have primarily focused on overstorey trees and shrubs rather than the species rich ground flora of herbaceous plants and grasses.

The current ecological restoration practices that are entrenched in our industry predominantly revolve around tree and shrub planting with tube-stock and ongoing weed control, these systems are not high quality functioning ecosystems. Seeding Natives have the answers to build functioning ecosystems from the ground up, starting with the grasslands! We are changing the environmental restoration practices in South Australia that are typically only producing sub-standard mediocre results.

Figures from an AMLR Natural Resources (NR) report in 2014 shows that the region has had 38 flora and 37 fauna extinctions (13 mammals, 13 birds, 6 reptile/amphibians, 4 fish and 1 insect). Another 212 fauna species and 827 flora species are threatened with extinction. One thing they all have in common is that they are dependent on a complete functioning ecosystem comprising of diverse native grassland species that have largely been eradicated.

We are committed to playing our part in the ecological restoration/reconstruction of 100,000 hectares in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges to stop the cascading loss of species we are currently experiencing. Agriculture in its many forms covers a significant portion of land and has a significant part to play in restoring the natural environment and saving species from extinction.  Native pastures and native inter-row plantings in viticulture are also native grassland ecosystems and require as much attention to detail in development and management as a diverse grassy woodland site.

Seeding Natives can assist with all aspects of your ecological reconstruction or restoration, native grasslands and all associated ecosystems including biodiversity in the mid-row or in the solar farm, from project planning and implementation right through to the long term management.




Are you interested in establishing native pasture on your property, but not sure how to begin or have found it difficult in the past? The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board is hosting an information packed 2 hour field day, presented by Andrew Randell Fairney from Seeding Natives.Field day is only available to landholders affected by the 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfire.Register at event rate. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi everyone, Seeding Natives needs your help!It has been great to see the increasing interest in restoring our native grasslands over the past five years. However, all this growth has meant we have now outgrown our storage space! As a registered environmental charity (DGR), we rely on the support of environmental warriors like you. Seedings Natives really needs new secure shedding so that we can keep doing what we do best - ecological restoration from the ground up, protecting grasslands and threatened species all over South Australia. If you, or anyone you know, has secure shedding (or shedding that can be made secure) in the Adelaide Hills or Mid Murray area, please reach out and let us know. We'd love to talk to you! Your support is invaluable.Cheers Andrew ... See MoreSee Less
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Amazing biodiversity and groundcover at an SA Water solar farm we sowed last year in the semi arid region, the only green ground cover as far as the eye can see.An SA Water site, Succession Ecology supplied the seed and we sowed the site with our purpose built seeder.Fantastic results in an otherwise barren landscape. ... See MoreSee Less
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