Jointly with London, Warsaw, Athens and Amsterdam, the Urban Ecology Centre supported by Demeter International and many local partners are coordinating the “Zaden Festival des Graines” (Seed Festival) in Brussels, Belgium. You can participate in this event on the 11/12 October 2014 at the Forum du Campus de la Plaine of the Université Libre Bruxelles (the Free Univesity Brussels) and support us by donation.
What We Need & What You Get
This festival unites academics and NGOs as well as local citizens to save or liberate seeds, to exchange them, to learn how to become personally and practically engaged, and to simplify reproduction and commercialisation. We want to show the crucial importance of seeds for life, nutrition and health. We need to push for freedom of seeds related to patents and intellectual property rights. We want to create agriculture in harmony with Nature, not using any GMOs.
By supporting our festival you participate in the initiation of the Brussels Free Seed Bank, modelled upon the existing London Seed Bank! We will also send you varied free seeds in exchange!
The Festival will engage breeders, farmers, gardeners, entrepreneurs, citizens and NGOs to raise awareness of, and to celebrate the importance of, Open-pollinated Seeds for our food and health as well as for biodiversity. Our message : let us sow seeds to create hope and a system of greater justice and health, based on multi-local markets and a better and sustainable environment now and for future generations.
Challenges to face
The Festival will combine dance, music, art, exchange of seeds, seed-breeding and plant-growing workshops, discussions and exhibitions of sustainable projects around seeds, farming with food and cookery… We want to discuss the practical implementation of 30% ecological seeds and farming by the year 2030, as well as the impact of the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the US for food and health on a local, regional, European or worldwide level. You can be part of this change!
Other Ways You Can Help
Your attendance is essential whether in the capacity of an individual and/or as part of an organisation. We invite you to present your projects and activities, your products and ideas and to participate in the discussions.
You can also help simply by sharing this campaign with people in your networks!
Webpage with more details: http://www.zadenfestival.be
More info: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-seed-festival-zaden-festival-des-graines