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On Wednesday, April 5th, we will show the award-winning documentary film Seed: The Untold Story at our office space at 7 pm. We hope you can join us for this inspiring event in the fight for seed change!
Oona Coy, co-owner of Town Farm and co-founder of the Tuesday Market, will speak before the film about the importance of seed saving and problems raised in the film. Coy is also on the board of the Seed Savers Exchange.
Seed: The Untold Story is about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the future of our food, from the filmmakers behind Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? The film features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, and Winona LaDuke.
In the last century, 94% 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 revive a culture connected to seeds.
The film is executive produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams). Visit seedthemovie.com to view the trailer.
This event is part of Grow Food Northampton’s Seed Series happening this March and April. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more seed-related events!