“Cultivating the Toronto Seed Library & Growing the Movement for Seed Freedom”
Who? You, me, we, everyone in between, all beings grown from seed.
When? Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 2-10pm.
Where? 160 Bartley Dr., “Permaculture GTA” – An evolving Village & Collaborative Live/Work/Play Warehouse Lighthouse Space – North of Victoria Park Station (*it’s not as far as you think*, come in pears)
What? A full day of free, fun, practical, intellectual capacity building workshops, seed library branch building and diverse seedy activities, multimedia production, edible & musical potluck and dance party.
Why? Interested in growing and saving seeds? Concerned with the eradication of biological and cultural diversity and the threat of GMO’s? Want to start or support a community seed library and to sow a seedy revolution?
BACKGROUND: In 1 year we have opened 6 branches (and counting) of the Toronto Seed Library… In that thyme 10+ seed libraries have opened in public libraries across Ontario, 100+ across Turtle Island, 1000+ seed saving initiatives around the World. http://www.torontoseedlibrary.org/links/sister-seed-libraries/
GROWING FOREWARD: Vibrant public seed libraries represent the beginning of the end of Monsanto’s reign of bio-terror. We are on the verge of a megaseedy breakthrough by integrating within the world renowned Toronto Public Library system, among other public places, and we need you and your grandma to grow with us!
Through the application of permaculture principles we are seeding & leading a *glocal* movement for Seed & Food Freedom in direct collaboration with regional, national and global seed savers. Imagine seed libraries in schools, community centres and public libraries, local rural and urban seed farms growing abundant high quality, locally adapted seeds for all your food growing needs.
DID YOU KNOW that you are awesome? We knew that. That is why we are cordially inviting you to join us in plotting and attending a moist seedy convergence. We need all hands in SOILidarity to grow our capacity to regenerate a vibrant, resilient seed saving culture, to achieve seed and food sovereignty, to realize a free, self-sustaining, high quality seed system.
“HOW CAN I HELP?” Good question. Propose a workshop, invite your friends, bring seeds and a healthy seedy snack to share, a musical instrument and an open fertile mind, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for more ideas.
FOR EVENT SCHEDULE & MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/626079500782865/