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Dr. Vandana Shiva will be the keynote speaker at the Seed Savers Exchange 2011 Conference!
Join us at Heritage Farm for Seed Savers' 31st Annual Conference & Campout! It's a great place to meet like-minded gardeners, learn from experienced seed savers and enjoy the beauty of Heritage Farm. This year the keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Vandana Shiva.
Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned scientist, author, eco-feminist and activist. An ardent advocate for food sovereignty, Dr. Shiva founded the international organization Navdanya to protect biodiversity, defend farmers' rights and promote organic farming by establishing a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 16 states in India. Among Dr. Shiva's many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award, Lennon ONO grant for peace award by Yoko Ono, Yo Dona Award by Yo Dona Magazine, Spain and the Sydney Peace Prize. Author of many books, her most recent is Soil Not Oil.