SEEDING NATIVES IS A NOT FOR PROFIT BUSINESS SPECIALISING IN DIRECT SEEDING AND THE ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION OF NATIVE GRASSLANDS AND ASSOCIATED ECOSYSTEMS

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 grassland ecosystems.

It takes more than just trees and shrubs to recreate 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 over storey 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 are archaic and predominantly revolve around tree and shrub planting with tube-stock and never ending 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.