A Month Without Monsanto by April Davila

“In January of this year, while procrastinating on Facebook, I followed a link to an article reporting on evidence that there may be health effects associated with consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn. Clicking on that link was one of those moments on which I look back and laugh. I had no idea how my life was about to change.”

Full article at Yes Magazine

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Seeds the Buried Beginnings of Food – Semran Sethi

“The buried foundations of food and future-food are slowly disappearing. Environmental journalist Simran Sethi takes us beneath our plates to explore the erosion of what we grow and eat. Through an exploration of agricultural biodiversity, seed monocultures and consolidation, and the small-scale farmers who continue to grow much of the world’s food, Simran explains what we all can do to ensure the security and sovereignty of our seed and food.”

 

Meeting This Thursday and Seedling Swap – April 25th – Salt Lake County Seed Swap

Please join us, bring your seedlings, and chat about composting this Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 at the Ruth Vine Tyler Library for our Salt Lake County Seed Swap April meeting.  The library is located at:

8041 South Wood Street (55 West) Midvale, Utah 84047

Our meeting goes from 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.  Be sure to bring your composting tips (even your failures are worth sharing) and any extra seedlings you have to swap. A note on the plants – they do not have to be in fancy containers with beautiful labels. As long as they’re healthy, non-hybrid plants with some kind of label (the more information, the better), we’ll be happy!

To RSVP go here:  Salt Lake County Seed Swap April Meeting

Ron Finley: Food Forest

“This film tells the story of a South Los Angeles edible garden planted in a surprising spot. Ron Finley, its planter, constructed the garden the way he wishes his neighborhood could be. And his vision of re-purposing unused open space, like that of many others working together on urban agriculture in our city, should inspire us all, and remind us of how, with a little creativity of vision, and willingness to get our hands dirty, we can remake spaces defined by asphalt and dead grass into productive places of beauty.”

2013 Seed Savers Exchange Webinar Series and Archives

The Seed Savers Exchange‘s mission statement is, “Passing on seed-saving knowledge is at the heart of Seed Savers Exchange’s mission to save the world’s diverse, but endangered garden heritage.”  Here is a link to their 2013 webinar series and their archives.

http://www.seedsavers.org/Education/Webinars/

Allan Savoy: How to Green the Desert and Reverse Climate Change

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.”