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Film & Panel Discussion: SEED- May 19
May 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.” – Vandana Shiva
Few things on earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Join Sustainable Fairfax for a screening of the award winning film, “SEED: The Untold Story,” and a discussion with an engaging panel of experts including Mark Squire, Wendy Johnson and Claire Hope Cummings.
In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight to defend the future of our food. These heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.
SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel. SEED is Executive Produced by Academy Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).
PANEL OF EXPERTS: Enjoy a discussion with the following knowledgeable and engaging panel of speakers to discuss the film and offer actions we can take to protect this vital resource:
Mark Squire, Owner of the Good Earth Natural Foods. He is one of the original proponents and authors of Measure B the Sonoma County initiative that prohibited the outdoor cultivation of GMO’s which passed in 2004.
Wendy Johnson, Organic gardening mentor, teacher and author of Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate. She is a adviser to the Edible School Yard Program and original founder of Green Gulch Farms and the Organic Farm at Indian Valley College.
Claire Hope Cummings, is an environmental lawyer and journalist and award winning author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering & the Future of Seeds.
Suggested Donation: $10
Sponsored by Sustainable Fairfax and Fairfax Parks & Recreation