Thursday, June 5, 2014

SeedBroadcast at Telluride MountainFilm, part 2

SeedBroadcasting at the Palm in Telluride

One of the  many diverse and thought provoking films presented at this years MountainFilm was "Seeds of Time". This film, by Sandy McLeod , follows the scientist Cary Fowler  in his passion to protect the the future of our food. The genteic diversity of our crops is vanishing and Cary, as a crop diversity pioneer, travels the world educating the public and set out to build, Skalbard, the worlds first global seed vault This seed vault is set in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago about 810 miles from the North Pole and holds 825,000 seeds from different crop varieties.  "Seeds of Time" follows Cary as he moves through his passionate journey to save the diversity of our seeds through education, the history of seed saving, ted talks, global meetings and seed banks.
 Cary was in Telluride to talk about this film and to hold discussions with youth as part of Pinhead Smithsonian Affiliate Institute and Kidz Kino. SeedBroadcast was invited to join this event where we met with many curious kids and a curious Cary Fowler.

Curious about seeds

Talking with Cary Fowler
SeedBroadcast asked Cary what his thoughts were on all the small farmers and seed-lovers that are diligently saving a diversity of seeds and growing them out year after year rather than stockpiling them in a seed vault, listen to his answer here:

Keep on the look out for our next blog from Telluride on the high-altitude Tomten Farm.

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