Date/dates: 24/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
Time: 12:00 am

1st Seed Festival in Theological School of Halki in Turkey

Peliti and The Holy Theological School of Halki  invite you to the 1st Seed Exchange Festival of Traditional Varieties, in the Theological School of Halki on 24 and 25 of June 2017.

Principles of the Festival

Cultivators who grow traditional varieties participate to the Festival. Τraditional varieties we call either the varieties that exist in some area from the ancient times until now, or those that have been brought from another area and have been adapted.
In the Festival all cultivators can take part, regardless of gender and religion (Muslim , Christian , Catholic) and regardless of the kind of cultivation they use.
Seeds, plants, trees, tubers etc come from traditional seeds and are given free.
We focus on positive actions that take place on planet.
With our thoughts and actions we can reinforce the positive aspects.
The 1st Seed Exchange Festival of Traditional Varieties in Theological School of Halki  is organized by Peliti and the Holy Theological School of Halki and is supported by the Global Movement for Seed Freedom, which grew from the Seed Freedom campaign initiated by Navdanya.

Indicative program

On Saturday 24 of June 2017 from 12:00am to 17:00pm  speeches and workshops about the issue of collection and preservation of the traditional seeds,  as welll as about the cultivation of the earth with respect and nature friendly methods.
On Sunday 25 of June 2017 from 10:30am to 15:00pm  the sharing of traditional seeds is going to take place, along with speeches and workshops about the preserving of traditional seeds.

Parallel activity : Photo exhibition with photos of farmers from around the world who save and keep their seeds and tell us their stories through them.

How to get there

When you arrive to İstanbul  go to Eminonu and then to the 2nd pier for  Adalar islands.
With your back to the Egyptian Market go right. Buy a ticket at the vending machine for 5,50 Turkish liras. A Turkish lira equals to 3,9 euros.
You get off at the 4th stop , where the island of Halki ( Heydeliada ) is. The School is on the hill of Hope. Reaching Halki you can see the school.
There are horse-drawn carriages that cost 30 Turkish liras.

End of Festival activities

At the end of the feast we form a circle. We join hands and dream of a positive future for our planet.
For more information
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Turkey :

Theological School of Halki
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Organiser Name: Peliti and The Holy Theological School of Halki
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Theological School
Halki Island - Halki Island
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