seed: the untold story - a documentary following the history and perilous future of food crop biodiversity
Over the last century, "94% of our seed diversity has disappeared". In this documentary, follow passionate seedkeepers and activists to unbury the history and future of seeds. From the directors, Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel: "The story of our seeds is a defining story of our time. Caught between the runaway juggernaut of industrial agriculture […]
flint corn restoration project immersion experience opportunity
A message from Albie and Michele in Norridgewock, ME who are offering a wonderful opportunity in flint corn cultivation, harvest and processing: June 3, 2020Dear Friends, We have been finding and preserving and growing out Maine and Northeast varieties of flint corn now for several years. We have given away thousands and thousands of seeds […]
New Documentary Release from Indie Lens Storycast: The Seed Saver
ITVS’s Indie Lens Storycast releases the new short documentary The Seed Saver by director John Picklap. The Seed Saver explores a young Korean-American farmer’s mission to save heritage seeds from her native land. Adopted by an Irish-Catholic family on Long Island as a baby, Kristyn Leach grew up outside of Korean culture. When she moved […]
the honey locust contest revisited
In 1926 J Russell Smith launched a contest to gather honey locust pods from across the country, the Savanna Institute are continuing what he started. Contest Details & Instructions Step 1: Photograph the tree Photograph the tree before the pods have fallen from the tree, although preferably after leaves have dropped. Include the entire tree within the photo. Prior […]
A step-by-step video series on seed saving for 32 vegetable crops.
the seed we need: there's not enough
Can organic farmers build strong, resilient, local SEED economies? Seed Hack, anyone?
mountain west seed summit, santa fe, nm, march 3-4
Mountain West Seed Summit "Honoring Origins and Seeding the Future" March 3 – 4, 2017 Santa Fe, New Mexico – Hotel Santa Fe Join Seed Stewards from the Mountain West and beyond for three days of seed knowledge and networking in beautiful Santa Fe. The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union […]
is the world bank in with monsanto?
Influenced by agribusiness giants, the rating mechanisms of a World Bank index threaten the seed sovereignty of small farmers globally. Please help!
help this rad lady plant 72 rare varieties of heirloom wheat, sunday sept. 11, colrain, ma
Heritage Wheat Planting Festival Sunday, Sept 11 from 11 to 4, 4 pm potluck 400 Adamsville Rd, Colrain, MA Join us for a community planting festival! I need help to plant 72 rare varieties of landrace wheat, that include the almost-extinct ancient grains of Eretz Israel and Europe that I collected when working with the Israel and EU gene banks*. Many […]
mendocino permaculture’s 33rh annual winter abundance workshop
Mendocino Permaculture’s 33rd Annual Winter Abundance Workshop Saturday January 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Boonville Just a little less a week now until the Mendocino Permaculture's Winder Abundance Workshop! The event is free and fantastic! Head on over to the Facebook event page for a schedule of events, carpooling schemes, […]
apply to the community seed resource program!
The Community Seed Resource Program (CSRP) provides tools and guidance to community groups interested in creating seed-focused events, exchanges, libraries and gardens. It is a collaboration between Seed Matters and Seed Savers Exchange to support community seed initiatives and empower community organizing around sustainable seed. The CSRP offers three resources to empower community organizing around […]
interview with claire hope cummings, seed advocate extraordinaire!
Interview can be found on ethicalfoods.com! Seeds live at the heart of our food system. Seeded plants provide us with just about everything we need to live, from most of our foods, clothing, shelter, and even the air we breathe! Seeds are living organisms and part of the great web of life. So to have […]