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

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 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.

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We have been undertaking lots of post #fire site visits with the aim of reconstructing low fuel native #grasslands instead of and in some cases in collaboration with tree and shrub #environmental #restoration. A native grassland is the absolute best base on which to build biodiversity, habitat and a highly functioning ecosystem. ... See MoreSee Less

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So the landscape is blackened with many assets, livestock, wildlife and lives lost. The rebuilding process will be long and painful for many within our communities.

Environmental restoration will take place in many forms across the landscape. Many native species will germinate because of the fire and many other species will grow back and some will be lost.

Natural succession will begin and in many areas will continue to evolve until the peak state is reached, a forest of sorts.
We believe there should be a focus on restoring diverse native grasslands.

Historically our land was managed with fire by the Aboriginal people across our vast landscape.
Most of the time the fire was used among other reasons, as a tool for hunting, food collection, 'freshening up' the landscape and keeping or returning the landscape to a grassland state.

Grasslands are a vital part of Australia's natural environment and they have been severely depleted. It is time to restore our diverse native grasslands for biodiversity and for many other beneficial reasons including lower fuel loads and the ability to manage it to stay in that state as the Aboriginal people have done for 60 odd thousand years.
Help save our grasslands and the species that depend on them.
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We hosted a field day today for a jointly funded #AMLR NR viticulture project titled "Utilising Native grasses, #biochar and mycorrhizal fungi in #viticulture". A great way to get #biodiversity into the vineyard, improve the soil and benefit the vines. ... See MoreSee Less

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