– “This Disastrous Trend Is Snowballing and It’s Ripping Away Our Food Choices”
“The seed saving movement is growing. Communities are banding together to save and share heirloom and open pollination seeds that are in danger of disappearing off the face of the Earth as a result of industrialized agriculture and multinational corporations that control the majority of our seed supply.
The documentary ‘Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds,’ by M. Sean Kaminsky seeks to inspire people about the importance of seed saving — and its urgency.
When you save seeds, you’re joining a chain of farmers, gardeners and seed enthusiasts that dates back to the Stone Age — our civilization literally arose due to seed saving.”
Why Seed Saving Is So Important
Four of the most important reasons to save seeds are the following:3
1. Seed Security
2. Regional Adaptation
3. Consistent Quality
4. Preserving Your Heritage and Biodiversity
By Dr. Mercola.
– “Is soil the great new integrator?”
“From the drought-plagued Valle del Cauca in Colombia to the High Plains of West Texas, farmers are learning to work with the land instead of against it,” by Lisa Palmer, Environmental Health News.
– Our local Open Source Seed Producer – South Sound Seed Stewards (S4)
This Blog is proud to have covered the South Sound Seed Stewards (S4) since their 2007 inception.
– From the South Sound Seed Stewards:
WHEN: Click here for the monthly schedule, meeting the 2nd Monday of each month.
WHERE: American Legion
103rd and Grove Road Yelm, Washington
Please use the second gate to enter.
TIME: 7:00 P.M.
ABOUT: S4s mission is to encourage community independence and self-reliance through producing and sharing locally adapted heirloom and open-pollinated seeds. The organization of volunteers offers programs and classes that teach the art and science of seed saving.