|March against Monsanto, Santa Fe, New Mexico. May 25th 2013|
|Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station at the Santa Fe Farmers Market|
|March against Monsanto from the Santa Fe Farmers Market to the New Mexico State Capital as seen from the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station.|
|Some of the signs displayed at the New Mexico State Capital|
Chalo Wells, who had driven non stop from Los Angeles to get to the rally in Santa Fe, took time out to share his thoughts about seed saving as a cultural practice. This was one powerful day but one day is not enough. Many wonderful connections were made but we need to continue the discourse, we need to continue to find ways to speak out, to be heard and to keep this movement growing. Lets keep ourselves informed at a local level, help out in the community gardens, form a neighborhood garden by removing fences and walls, share resources and continue to save and share your open pollinated seeds. Perhaps inspire others by sharing your seed story at http://seedbroadcast.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3x5/ or create a circle of seeds http://seedfreedom.in/.
CIRCLES OF SEEDS
A Circle of Seeds is a very simple idea:
It is to gather a group of friends or neighbours,
each of whom commits to grow and save seeds from one or more crops.
Each member selects a crop variety
and takes on to sow, tend, harvest, clean, dry and store its seeds.
At the meetings everyone shares their seeds
and the information they have on the variety chosen.
If the Circle has 12 people
and each person chooses a variety,
after one year, the Circle’s seed bank will contain seeds from 12 varieties.
The following year, each person chooses another variety
and now there are 24 varieties.
After 5 years…
AIM OF THIS PROJECT
To create a network of Circles of Seeds throughout the country to
Rediscover, Gather and Share
our national heritage of ancient and traditional seed varieties.