On the screen
SEED: The Untold Story
Directors: Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz
Runtime: 94 min
Start time: 4:30pm
Rated: PG (no membership needed)
Seeds are life itself traveling across generations of farmers. Yet within a century, humanity lost 94% of its seed varieties. Under the spell of industrial "progress", seed diversity has been dwindled down to a handful of mass-produced strains. Irish history may already be repeating itself on a global scale. Today, ten agrochemical companies control more than two-thirds of the global seed market. If farmers attempt to save their own modified seeds at the end of the season, they face ruthless prosecution.
People everywhere are waking up to the vital importance of seeds. Rallies are gathering millions, while initiatives are being taken to label genetically modified foods. Seed libraries, community gardens, and a new generation of passionate young farmers are cropping up to shift the balance toward a more sustainable and sovereign seed paradigm.
On the menu
Start time: 4:00pm
Serving up a seedy salad and grainy bread from Mother Nature's Market and Deli and heritage seed popcorn with organic coconut oil. Enjoy it with Victoria Distillers' Island Mule, their own take on the Moscow Mule with hemp vodka. Meet speakers Robin Roberts and Natalie Chambers, the co-authors of Saving Farmland & learn how to make your own hemp vodka cocktail!
Tickets are $25 (all inclusive) 19+ event