Our District

Save Our Seeds

When: - 05 Jul 2017 15:30 p.m. - 05 Jul 2017 18:00 p.m.

Where: Supper Room, Memorial Hall, Main Rd. Ōtaki

3.30-5pm: Growing Schools documentary;

5.45-6.30pm Shared kai;

6.30-8pm Save Our Seeds documentary.

This third documentary from New Zealand's Localising Food project addresses the impact of industrialised food monopolies and why our food security is now reliant upon local community-scale seed systems. Learn about a range of inspirational seed saving and seed sharing initiatives happening throughout the country, which can be replicated and adapted anywhere.

This film addresses the severe decline in seed varieties, the rapid rise of corporate control over our food and seeds, and the legislative implications of the recently endorsed Food Bill and the still-possible TPPA. It shares how New Zealand grassroots seed-saving initiatives are making a difference, through inspirational models of seed swaps, seed exchanges, seed libraries, seed banks and family seed businesses all around the country. Themes running through the documentary are that sharing seeds regenerates community, seeds carry cultural heritage, home seed saving is at the root of change, and seed sovereignty is vital for local food security and bioregional resilience.

To view trailer (and other Localising Food mini-docos) visit: www.localisingfood.com