[permaculture] JAN 20/Film " Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi " A Film on Seed Saving Around the World/ Jan 23 Seed Swap
Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
lakinroe at silcom.com
Fri Jan 8 10:42:14 EST 2010
Hopedance Media and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
A Film from the Seed Savers Network
"Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi"
Wednesday , January 20, 2010 7pm, Donation $7/Student $5
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
I n honor of 2nd Annual Seed Swap Day, S.B. Hopedance Media
and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network , presents a film by the Seed
Saver's Network called "Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi" Wed January 20
at the Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery.
"Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi is a film celebrating the
keepers of the seeds, the farmers and gardeners who preserve and
share the source of our food heritage.
A small crew comprising Seed Savers Network
(www.seedsavers.net) directors, Australians Michel Fanton and Jude
Fanton, took a hundred and sixty hours of footage in eleven
countries: Spain, France, Italy, India, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam,
Taiwan, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. There are interviews of
farmers and expert commentators and documented seed saving, farming
methods and cultural activities in both first world and tribal
locations. People in advanced countries, such as Taiwan, Spain,
France and Italy share the same sentiments as indigenous Pacific
farmers when it comes to traditional varieties.
The film explores the relationship between traditional
biodiversity and traditional culture in the wide-ranging locations
and shows that there are the same problems and solutions in each of
them. It is a David and Goliath story where resilience and persuasive
logic triumph over seemingly invincible corporate agribusiness.
The Film encourages viewers to work in solidarity with
indigenous farmers around the world to restore traditional farming
and plants to their rightful place as highly important assets of
local communities and indigenous peoples.
The producers of "Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi " are
distributing free 1000 DVDs to tribal schools, colleges, churches,
hospitals and non-government agencies in the Pacific Region. The
intention is for these agencies to show the film to their
constituencies out in the villages.. They will also travel to Western
Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands this year to
screen the film and train community workers to take it to the
villages for screening. The community workers will apply the lessons
of the film to their current challenges and they will inventory their
unique food plants assets and start their own local seed organization
or network . The film has an original English soundtrack and Pacific
Pigin (a melange of Bislama of Vanuatu, Tok Pisin of PNG and Solomons
Pigin). Subtitle options are English and French.
With the threat to local open pollinated seeds and root
crops, it is time again for the Seed Savers and friends here in Santa
Barbara to come and celebrate the ancient art of Seed Saving and
Swapping. This Film's focus is to promote development of local seed
saving groups and seed exchanges.
The film will be shown takes place at the Santa Barbara
Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 East Anapamu St, in downtown
Santa Barbara, on Wednesday, January 20, 7-9pm, 2010. No
reservations are required, donation $7. For more information For
more information please call (805) 962-2571, or email
<mailto:margie at sbpermaculture.org>margie at sbpermaculture.org;
A collaboration of
Hopedance Media www.hopedance.org, Santa Barbara Food Not Lawns
www.sbfoodnotlawns.org and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
"Our Seeds: Seeds Blong Yumi" You Tube
SEED SWAP EVENT SATURDAY JANUARY 23:
SB 2nd Annual Community Seed Swap
Saturday, January 23, 10 am-2pm
Alameda Park, downtown Santa Barbara, 200 East Sola Street
website info www.sbfoodnotlawns.org
Bring seeds, plants, cuttings, and garden knowledge to swap, or come
get seeds to sow, grow, harvest, save and share next year.
Activities for all ages: story hour, crafts, seed ball making, seed
saving lessons, seed envelope making, worm composting, learn about
bare root trees, and more! The Gledessary Jam and Spencer the
Gardener will play music that will have your toes tapping.
Friends of the Seed Swap: Beard Tropics Nursery, Center for Urban
Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, Edible Santa Barbara, Glendessary
Jam, Green Bean Connection: Newsletter for SB Urban Gardeners,
Healing Grounds Nursery, Hope Dance, Isla Vista Food Co-op, Island
Seed And Feed, Judy Sims, La Huerta, The Learningden Preschool,
LoaTree, Owen Dell, Santa Barbara Food Not Lawns, Santa Barbara
Organic Garden Club, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network , Santa
Barbara Permaculture Guild, Spencer The Garden, The Worm Girl
More information about the permaculture