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April 12, 2017 Farm and Film Gala – Co-presented with Sooke Region Food CHI

Featuring the film “Seed: the Untold Story”, farm-related vendors and non-profit groups in the theatre foyer, tea and goodies and gift baskets.

94% of the Earth’s seed diversity has disappeared. “Seed: The Untold Story” is a well-paced, up to date, beautifully filmed and comprehensive movie that details why this has happened, what it means for the world’s food supply and what grass roots groups around the world are doing to save and plant local, climate and place specific seeds.  From the pueblos of New Mexico to a seed bunker in Norway, India to Peru and Hawaii the film reveals the work of farmers, scientists, educators, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers who are working to save our indigenous seeds.  The directors, Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel have said:  “We aim to bring into clear focus the beauty, hope and magic that seeds represent for humanity at this critical juncture.”

The evening will start at 6:30 in the theatre foyer with a host of vendors of locally-grown produce, seeds and plants and locally created food and herbal products for sale as well as information tables of land, growing and sustainability-focused community groups.  There will be fresh herbal tea and goodies made by the Culinary Arts class at EMCS (by donation) and a draw for several gift baskets of products donated by the vendors.  We will have an hour or so to browse, stock up, chat and nosh.  Vendors will include: ALM Farms, Full Circle Seeds,  Homesteaderz Farm, Metchosin Farm, Sheila’s Coastal Crunch, InishOge Farm, Dakini Tidal Wilds, Glen’s Gardening Company and Herbal Tea Station.    Don’t forget to bring some cash.

The film will start at 7:40 or so and we will have our gift basket giveaway when it is over, at around 9:20.

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