Monday, February 1, 2016

2016 ABC Seed Exchange in Albuquerque!


SeedBroadcast will be at the ABC Seed Exchange in Albuquerque this Saturday, Feb 6. Bring a seed story with you and make an audio recording to pass on to all future generations. Your story is a vital part of our local agri-Culture! And of course bring your open pollinated seeds to share at the exchange.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
11am - 330pm

Albuquerque Main Public Library
501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM

(505) 768-5141
mainlibrary@cabq.gov

It's the 2nd annual ABC Seed Library Seed Fest! Get ready to swap, learn and make with other seedy people!
We'll start things off with a closed seed swap for those with seed to trade and then open things up the rest of the day with lots of seed and information to share from community partners.

Schedule of events:
11-11:30: Closed Swap for Folks with seed to share.

11:30-12:30: Sean Ludden (Bosque Seed Collective) leads a workshop on saving vegetable seed.

12:30-1:30: Ruben Olguin (UNM, Artist) speaks on a history of indigenous seed collecting and leads an adobe seed pot-making workshop (all ages).

1:30-2: Dara Saville (Albuquerque Herbalism) speaks on seeds as medicine and food.

2-3:30pm: A free screening of the film Seeds of Time.

SeedBroadcast will be outside the library the whole day to share stories.

And bonus: First two hours of parking garage parking free with validation!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1062131730505973/

Monday, January 11, 2016

Deadline: SeedBroadcast Journal February 15th 2016

 

Contribute to the 6th edition 

SeedBroadcast agri-Culture Journal

DEADLINE February15th 2015



 SeedBroadcast agri-Culture Journal is a bi-annual collection of poetry, inspired thoughts, essays, photographs, drawings, recipes, How-to’s and wisdom gathered together from a national call out to lovers of local food and seeds.  This journal supports collaboration and the sharing of seeds, stories, resources, and inspiration within local communities and between individuals, while also providing pollination through diversified regional, national, and international internet-media networks.

 

SeedBroadcast agri-Culture Journal 

It is also available in print at various locations and directly from the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station. If you contribute you will receive a stack of printed copies.

 

Contribute   Participate     Propose


Send us your seed inspired poems, images, photographs, recipes, articles about your work, provocative essays, calls for seed action! 
This year SeedBroadcast is focusing on Seeds and Climate change
The DEADLINE for the next edition is FEBRUARY 15th 2016
Please send your inquiries, proposals, and contributions to seedbroadcast@gmail.com
Images should be at least 300 dpi, 4" X 6" include captions, a short bio and your mailing address.

 

We are looking forward to your contributions.

Monday, November 9, 2015

SeedBroadcast agri-Culture Journal : 5th edition.



The SeedBroadcast agri-Culture Journal, 5th edition is now printed and available online.   You can find copies at various places around New Mexico and the world,  or download it from our website


This is our 5th edition and we received contributions from many places such as New Zealand, Canada, Tucson, New York and of course from our home base of Northern New Mexico. The seed lovers network is forever expanding and strengthening.  Thank you to all that contributed to this new edition  your words, images and seed wisdom are inspiring and give us hope.

The deadline for contributions for the 6th edition is February15th 2016.  
You can send submissions to seedbroadcast@gmail.com.  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Seeds and our Future

Inside the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station
Downtown Block Party beginning to gather crowds

SeedBroadcast partnered up for the Habitat – Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts during the Downtown Block Party in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a kick off for our current focus on the role of seeds, seed savers, and resilient grassroots ecology to cope with climate change, we were interested in asking people on the street to share their thoughts while sharing seeds and stories.

Taking a picture of Orianna Pavlik's Seed Story drawing

The event was filled with artists led projects and local organizations sharing innovative ideas and works which harness the power of sustainable energy, community, and creativity. People roamed the street and playfully engaged with these projects while talking about an unfathomable future that seems so distant yet present with each decision made in our daily lives. Everyone seemed to say that the future is here and its high time that we all begin to walk the talk.

Gathering Seed

If seeds could talk, they were talking on this day. Everyone who showed up at the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station seem to be drawn to the seeds as if they were beckoning them with their belief in the potential for the future. In the sprouting of life and sustenance. Even though planting season was winding down everyone we met was keen to begin dreaming of next years gardens and the walk these seeds would take them on to try their hand at growing their own food, saving their own seeds, and sharing these with others.


Many thanks to our guest SeedBroadcasters, Andrea Gohl, Clark Frauenglas, Orianna Pavlik, and Joanna Keane Lopéz who helped out during the event recording Seed Stories and helping visitors with all this seedy fun.

Andrea demonstrating how not to eat corn

Here are some Seed Stories that were shared with us:

Phil Trujillo and Julie Holt share Seed Stories from HABITAT Downtown Block Party in Albuquerque, NM where they talk about finding old gourd seeds and following old timey traditions to grow gardens, save seeds, and share this with others.
https://soundcloud.com/seedbroadcast/phil-trujillo-and-julie-holt-talk-about-looking-for-lost-seeds-and-why-it-matters


Lynn picked up some SeedBroadcast seeds at Habitat - Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts and then shared her Seed Story and dream of changing her life to be closer to the earth and growing an urban forest with local resources.
https://soundcloud.com/seedbroadcast/lynn-shares-a-seed-story-about-growing-an-urban-forest-with-local-seeds-and-greywater


Iona Vernon and Noel Mollinedo share their Seed Story from Habitat - Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts in Albuquerque, NM where they talked about foraging for food in the mountains and the importance of seed sharing to keep our food alive.
https://soundcloud.com/seedbroadcast/iona-vernon-and-noel-mollinedo-share-a-seed-story-about-mountain-foraging

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SEEDY Habitat: Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts


We will be SeedBroadcasting with Habitat: Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts during the Downtown Block Party in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This will kick off a very special SeedBroadcast project that we will be growing over the next several years, focusing our creative seedy cultivation on the role of local seeds, seed keepers, and regional foodsheds to feed communities and build resilient agri-Culture in the fact of Climate Change.

We will have a fantastic group of artists from Land Arts of the American West and UNM Art and Ecology working with us during this event.

Bring your Seed Stories to record and open-pollinated seeds to share!

Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 1pm - 4pm
On Central Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets
Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico


In partnership with 516 ARTS

Here is more information about other events and activities during the Block Party.

516 ARTS is organizing a collaborative season of public programming in the fall of 2015 that explores climate change through the arts to create a platform for education and dialogue. The public programs for HABITAT: Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts will include: a series of exhibitions at 516 ARTS; the popular Downtown Block Party; special events with guest speakers; film screenings; and youth programs.

Climate change is an urgent issue of both global and local concern. The Southwest can be considered one of the most "climate-challenged" regions of North America, with rising annual temperature averages, declining water supplies, and reduced agricultural yields. In New Mexico we've already seen destabilized and unpredictable weather patterns, water sources going dry, forests not recovering from fire, loss of urban trees, and crop failures. Public programs for HABITAT strive to raise awareness about these issues by taking an innovative approach to engaging with social and environmental change, and by bringing the community together to focus on sustainability.

DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY:
Interactive Art Projects, food, music and fun for the whole family!

516 ARTS presents its third Downtown Block Party on Saturday, September 12, 2015 on Central Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets Downtown, which expands the gallery programs into the street. This year, the event is presented in partnership with the Downtown Albuquerque MainStreet Initiative in celebration of the Downtown Albuquerque Arts & Cultural District. It highlights outdoor artworks and projects that address alternative energy, food issues, and land and water use in the future, all with a focus on positive solutions and dialogue. For example, GhostFood by Miriam Simun, is a performance and interactive/participatory event that explores eating in a future of biodiversity loss brought on by climate change. The GhostFood mobile food trailer serves scent-food paintings that are consumed by the public using a wearable device that adapts human physiology to enable taste experiences of unavailable foods. Little Sun Pop-Up Shop, by artist Olafur Eliasson (Berlin, Germany) and engineer Frederik Ottesen (Copenhagen, Denmark), showcases an attractive, high-quality solar-powered LED lamp they have developed, which serves as a social business focused on getting clean, reliable, affordable light to the 1.2 billion people worldwide without access to electricity. For The Future of Energy by Andrea Polli and students, the public is invited to engage with local energy issues using an app to find and create potential, and to see what they are generating in real time through visualization tools.