Next week, for those of you in or around London, there are two fantastic opportunities to hear from, and connect with, the team behind the Seed Sovereignty UK and Ireland Programme.
We Feed the World, an exhibition celebrating smallholder farmers and fisherfolk from around the world, coordinated by The Gaia Foundation, will open its doors to the public from Friday 12thOctober, marking the start of ten days of events and talks. You can see Gaia’s round of ten highlights not to be missed, but for those of you keen to know more about seed related issues here in the UK and globally, we recommend the following dates for your dairies:
A rare opportunity to see this award-winning documentary by filmmaker Taggart Siegel. Seed the Untold Story speaks to inspiring seed guardians from around the world who are fighting to protect, cultivate and preserve the genetic wealth of their forefathers, against the odds.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Melanie Freer, east England coordinator for the Seed Sovereignty UK & Ireland programme, and Anna Lappe, author of Diet For a Hot Planet and much loved American food activist.
As part of a day of events co-organised with the Landworkers Alliance for WORLD FOOD DAY, the seed sovereignty UK & Ireland Programme will be brought to life by the team behind the scenes. Neil Munro, who manages the seed sovereignty programme here in the UK, will be joined by Wayne Frankham from the Irish Seed Savers and Helen Holmes from the Cambridge Crop Share to discuss how a regional approach to seed production can boost the quality of and access to agroecological seed in the UK and Ireland.
In addition to these events we urge you to check out the We Feed the World exhibition in its entirety. With over 300 images from all over the world spread over four floors, the exhibition takes visitors on an incredible journey into food sovereignty. The beautiful portfolio of photographs have been curated into themes, so do look at for the Scottish Crofters of Uist who our Scottish Coordinator Maria Scholten works closely alongside, in the section dedicated to seed diversity.
Please share news of the exhibition and events far and wide, and we look forward to meeting some of you next week. #wefeedtheworld
We Feed the World is open daily 11am – 6pm at the Bargehouse on the Southbank from 12- 21 October 2018.