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Join us for SEED WEEK — a 5 day long convergence, teach-in and training for seed advocates. As land and seed stewards, we have a special responsibility to the seeds we’re growing. We recognize seed as both global, and highly localized commons — a common ecosystem of genetics, cultural relations, and the result of centuries of adaptation, and survival. We cherish the richness of this biological and cultural legacy and join together in the common struggle to defend it for the future.Together we will build a knowledge base that can protect seed freedom and biodiversity against the pressures of global capitalism.  We have what it takes to heal ourselves and RECLAIM the seed commons 
 
More topics include:
  • state/national/international seed policy & trade rules 
  • regional seed production/networks
  • adaptive breeding methodologies
  • messaging and policy pathways
  • legal strategies
  • cooperative institution-making for genetic diversity 
  • grass-roots organizing for community resilience 

FACILITATION AND PRESENTATIONS BY Rowen White (Sierra Seeds), Neil Thapar (Sustainable Economies Law Center), Kristina Hubbard (Organic Seed Alliance), Severine vT Fleming (Greenhorns) and more

WHERE Owl Peak Farm, La Madera, New Mexico
WHEN September 14-18, 2015

APPLY here !

Cost includes all food + accommodations and feeds the scholarship fund

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