2017 Earth Day Film & Panel Discussion
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Earth Day
Time: Doors open at 5:30, Film starts promptly at 6:15. Panel discussion to follow the movie.
Location: The Boardroom (2nd floor) at Lenoir Rhyne, Asheville Campus, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
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Cost: By donation at the door. No advance sales. First come first serve.
About the Film: Seed: The untold story tells a beautiful tale of seed diversity and its sad demise. The film takes us on a journey through heart wrenching stories of betrayal and loss, sobering facts about where seed is today — and isn’t — and the threats to seed diversity that threaten our very existence.
From 544 varieties of cabbage, we have just 28; from 158 varieties of cauliflower, we now have 9, and the list goes on. “We have lost 94% of vegetable seed varieties in the 20th century,” we are told at the start of the film. It is truly enough to make you weep…and to inspire action to save our heritage for a sustainable future.
Time spent with both traditional seed savers and seed saving pioneers working daily to bring back what was stolen from us through chemical use, GMO technology and corporate control of world politics, is also time spent with the innate beauty of seed. Filmed with reverence and an understanding of the miracle of life that seed truly is, Seed: The Untold Story carries us closer to seed in a very intimate, even sensual, way.
From seed is born the root of our existence. We’ll gather together in community for an exploration of seed, as never does a gathering of caring people convene that a seed of hope is not planted.
Watch the Trailer: