Thu, Mar 30
Few things on earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows some of the passionate seed keepers who protect our 12,000 year-old food growing legacy.
In the last century, 94 percent of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and a revive a culture connected to seeds.
59 South Broadway
Date and Time
Thursday, March 30
7 p.m. film screening, followed by discussion
About the discussion leader
Ken Greene is the founder of the first seed library in the country, a project he germinated in a small, local library, and co-founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Company, a national organization devoted to producing seeds for home gardeners and farmers and celebrating seeds through art. Greene is on the board of directors of the Organic Seed Alliance and the planning committee of the National Organic Seed Growers Conference. He has given presentations for numerous organizations, including the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, the Culinary Institute of America, the Seed Savers Exchange, and Cornell University. Greene is also the co-founder of Seed Shed, a new nonprofit whose mission is to engage communities in seed stewardship practices that strengthen agricultural, biological, and cultural diversity.
This program is presented in partnership with the Nyack Library and Keep Rockland Beautiful.