It’s almost time…

…for this year’s Seed Freedom Food Festival!


In September last year the second Seed Freedom Food Festival was held here in Adelaide at the Market Shed on Holland. It was a huge success with over 2000 people coming through the doors and indulging in workshops, visiting stalls and listening to guest speakers. You can read about our experience working as part of the co-ordinating committee at this great event last year here.


I am happy to say this amazing festival is on again at the Market Shed on Holland, Saturday September 24.


If you are in Adelaide on September 24th make sure you come along. There is going to be an incredible line up of FREE workshops and talks plus kid’s workshops, organic food stalls, a huge food swap and seed swap, another seed mandala creation, seed displays, local musicians, storytelling tent, raffles, organic stalls and lots of community!



From its conception 3 years ago, to meetings throughout the year, to its fruition on the day the Seed Freedom Food Festival is run entirely by volunteers.


With no money wasted on flashy meetings we put all of our hearts and energy into creating a Festival that celebrates, informs and inspires people to grow and eat organic food, local food, and to save seed! Our latest core group meeting was very cosy but filled with much laughter and sharing.

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Our volunteer call out is happening right now and we’d be so grateful to have you organic/gardening/seed/earthy passionate people on the team.


So if you’re a budding seedizen who can offer a couple of voluntary hours on Saturday 24 September and some crafty hours painting, screen-printing, building in mid-September (all our festival deco is upcycled/homemade) do get in touch ASAP by emailing our volunteer coordinators Joni and Atma at


There will be lots of different areas that will require help from our volunteers to run smoothly such as assisting on the stages, helping on the swap tables, and aiding us with the setup and pack down. It only takes a few hours from the day, the rest is for you to enjoy the festival! Though I can safely say that most people have just as much fun in their volunteer role as they do in their off time!

12091312_824257301021351_2785199303597909786_oLet us know asap if you would like volunteer and come along to our first craft night!14100306_1011740268939719_5438922005783270536_nThe Seed Freedom volunteers sprinkling love, friendship and seeds!


Jamie and I had a wonderful time volunteering last year and 2016 looks set to match it. But if I haven’t quite persuaded you to come to the festival or volunteer then please watch this amazing compilation of the day. Then you will understand what a fabulous event it is!

Not all the photos are mine but I am unsure who to credit as they are saved on my computer with no name, sorry if I have caused offence by using them. The terrific video was put together by the very talented Kevin Chan.


About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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