SEEDING NATIVES IS AN INNOVATIVE NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION THAT SPECIALISES IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION FROM THE GROUND UP!        WE BELIEVE THAT RESTORATION STARTS WITH DIRECT SEEDING THE DIVERSE GROUND LAYER, THE 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.

Native pastures and native inter-row plantings in viticulture are native grassland ecosystems and require as much attention to detail in development and management as a diverse grassy woodland site.

Native pastures are of particular interest to horse owners because many exotic pasture species have a negative effect on their health, whereas Australian native grasses are ideal for year round grazing for horses.

Below are some links that may be of interest to anyone interested in developing a native pasture for their beloved horses.

Seeding Natives can assist with all aspects of your ecological restoration, grassy woodland restoration, inter-row swathes and native pasture, from planning and sowing right through to the long term management.

Horse Pasture Information from Native Seeds

Native Grasses Nutrition FactSheet doc

Seeding Natives does not endorse all details and nomenclature of species in these articles, yet the sites have some very useful information.

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Nearly two weeks after we sowed the diverse native grassland we have emergence, if you look close enough 😁.
First the weed control, then the biochar addition, then direct seeded and finally watered to ensure we got up the species that germinate in warmer months (C4 species).
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This is the site we have prepared, applied biochar, incorporated it into the top 100mm of topsoil, direct seeded 30 native grassland species and watered it in. It is a road side that we are showcasing as a demonstration of what is possible ... See MoreSee Less

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Today I was refining 5 X 44 gallon drums of #biochar into a useable product that will be incorporated into the top soil of a small site we are seeding with a range of short native species including herbaceous, cool season grasses and summer grasses at the front of a property off the road verge. Great for lowering the fuel loads and having an attractive roadside. I will keep you posted on the progress ... See MoreSee Less

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