Fri, 28/09/2012 – Jude Fanton
OCCUPY THE SEED!
Seed Saving 101, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Oct 13 2012, Alexandria Park Community Centre – Sydney
This practical workshop will suit anyone interested in best-practice seed saving for their home and community, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about the ongoing challenges of seed sovereignty that face communities across the globe. Jude and Michel will take you through the details of basic seed saving covering: seed collection, multiplying, storage, distribution of open pollinated seed varieties
Participants are encouraged to bring seed material with them to this workshop, as we will be actively going through the many stages of seed saving throughout the day. This unique day is also an opportunity to learn from Jude and Michel the many challenges facing seed sovereignty across the globe, and what strategies communities are putting in place to save their locally adapted varieties
Part of the Global Seed Alliance’s fortnight of action for seed freedom. A one-day workshop with Australian seed saving pioneers Michel + Jude Fanton, covering seed collecting, multiplying, storage and distribution of open pollinated seed varieties.
Cost will be $69 with all proceeds going towards community seed network projects, as part of Milkwood’s fairshare charter. Please bring with you seeds to swap, process and share, if you’ve saved some of your own. It will be a great day and we hope to see you there!
Here’s Costa and Vandana Shiva talking about Occupy the Seed: http://youtu.be/TZXoi6hygik
Here’s more about the Seed Savers.