Program Type:Gardening & Environment
Watch one of three movies beforehand, then join us for a virtual group discussion about the importance of seed saving. Learn how to save seeds & start your plants from seed. Please, register for this program to receive login information via email.
* Seed: The Untold Story (on Kanopy)
Follows passionate seed-keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. These farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous people are fighting a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.
*GMO OMG (available on DVD & Kanopy)
Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert explores the potential health risks of consuming foods grown with genetically modified seeds while following one family on their yearlong quest to consume nothing but natural, organic foods. Meanwhile, an investigation into the ongoing efforts made by companies to prevent GMO labeling and convince the public that their products are safe to consume raises serious questions about our unwitting participation in a mass experiment that could cost us much more than just our health.
* Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds (on Kanopy)
Looks at the extraordinary challenges that seeds face, placing our food supply at risk and threatening our farms. In it you will meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds. Farmers, renegade gardeners, passionate seed savers, artists and activists all work to plant the seeds of information and inspiration within this film that tells the story of one of our most precious resources.
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