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.

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.

 

 

 

Wiping Eragrostis curvula (African lovegrass) that is well and truly out competing the low growing native wallaby grass (Rytidosperma geniculatum) at a property near Tooperang South Australia. ... See MoreSee Less

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We had a site visit today to an organic vineyard #ngeringa that we sowed in 2020 for the #ecovineyards project. Biochar was one of the treatments to help improve the soil and provide habitat for the essential microbiology in soil. Great results so far with a pretty good cover of native grasses that have even dropped seed in their first year 🌾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Just about ready to harvest. The first decent harvest in three years for Bothriochloa macra (Red-leg grass). A fantastic native and summer active grass (C4 grass) that not only benefits native wildlife and insects but also helps improve the soil structure and gives green cover in hot summer conditions when many other species are either dormant, dead or struggling. Never underestimate the natives 🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

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