Hope to see you there! ~ Raven (Social Media Coordinator)
“SEED ACT aims to inspire social engagement – sensorial, aromatic, engaging and activating, the film will constitute an action in itself.
Informing about the current situation of traditional seed varieties, imminent threats – loss of biodiversity, state of the food system, legislation, …
Questioning the role of seeds in our society, the direction being pointed out, new seed laws and patents on life.
Activating – waking up ears and consciousnesses, show real and possible inspiring lives and stimulate the willingness to take action for free seeds.”
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“we learn from the seed renewal
we learn from the seed generosity
we learn from the seed multiplicity
we learn from the seed diversity”
“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.”
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.
“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.”
Utah Seed Exchange 1st Annual Planting Festival will be on May 4th, 2013 at Allred Orchards, 2109 North University Avenue, Provo. There is no charge for this event thanks to the generosity of Allred Orchards, vendors, and class instructors. Times will be announced soon. This event is open to the public.