Two groups have come together in hopes that a screening of “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva” will persuade people to save more local seeds.
Better Beginnings Better Futures and Seedy Sudbury are teaming up to host a film screening on Monday, June 26 at the Sudbury Indie Cinema.
The feature-length documentary shows why seed biodiversity in our food crops is so important, introducing seed-saving activist Vandana Shiva.
She is described by the filmmakers as “an icon of a global movement advocating for more organic food and farming, biodiversity, seed sovereignty, and social justice.”
To view the film, payment is by donation or “pay what you can,” with a suggested donation of $14. All proceeds go toward the March 2024 Seedy Sunday event.
“We really hope that cost won’t be a barrier to anyone, so you can go online or show up in person and choose your own price,” said a press release.
To reserve tickets, go to www.seedsfilmnight.eventbrite.ca.
“We had an amazing turnout for Seedy Sunday this past February, so we know there’s huge interest in seeds and seed saving,” says Rachelle Rocha, one of Seedy Sudbury’s organizers.
“It’s all part of a long term project to help Sudburians grow and access more local food, inexpensively. The ideal state is that we’ll build a system around growing and saving local, climate-adapted seeds.
“If done the right way, we’ll end up with better quality seeds, tastier produce and plants that might need fewer external inputs, like watering.”
To keep up to date with Seedy Sudbury events, the group can be found on Facebook and Instagram @seedysudbury.