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Harvesting & Preparing Austrian Hulless Pumpkins


Save Your Own Seeds Booklet


The basics of everything you need to know to save all your own seeds from based on 25 years experience in this land. Written by Kay Baxter, CEO of the Koanga Institute.


Bio-Regional Seed Bank Internship

Feb 27 – March 10, 2017 (2 Weeks)

Learn everything you need to know to set up your own bioregional seed bank – Your future food security!

This 10 day workshop will give you the skills and understanding to grow and save your own seeds, and to ensure that the seeds you save will be high quality, for longevity and with the potential for optimal nutrition. Whether you are planning to set up a seed bank for a larger community, or would like to address food security for your immediate family, here you will find the skills and resources required. Processes taught are very low tech, and could be adapted to suit any situation, including rural villages without electricity or technology.

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Organic vs Nutrient Dense Food

Organic Food

  • Cutting out all the nasty chemicals (not using pesticides, herbicides & fungicides)
  • Only using natural products that come from the environment (not synthesised) on your garden beds and plants
  • If you start with an already degenerated environment (which we mostly are) then you will be recycling the same deficiencies that exist in the natural products your fertilisers and plant applications are sourced from
  • It’s possible to be organic and degenerating the soil (I did it)

Nutrient Dense Food

  • Highest potential of mineral energy available to the plant
  • Use natural products but discover missing gaps in minerals and supplement them, not just focusing on a few, but all 84 minerals
  • Measured by Brix testing which tells us the solids per 100 units of plant sap – this allows us to test and see if our fertiliser program is effective
  • Increasing nutrient density of our plants is inseprable from increasing our soil and sequestering carbon and hummus in the soil
  • Learning to grow nutrient dense food is a journey of regeneration


Koanga_Growing_Nutrient_Dense_Food_E_BookGrowing Nutrient Dense Food


A great guide to the patterns and principals of growing high brix food for complete nourishment and optimum health.

refractometer_mainHow to Test The Brix of Your Food Plants


These are the hand held tools that we use to measure the Brix or sugar content of the sap of our plants. The sugar content is a reflection of the nutrient density of our plants.