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
To lead a return of the lost richness of native grasslands and grassy woodlands
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.
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.
Seeding Natives can assist with all aspects of your ecological reconstruction or restoration, grassy woodland restoration, inter-row swathes and native pasture, from planning and sowing right through to the long term management.