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SloWednesday: Seeds of Freedom

April 25th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in calendar, Event, Farmers' Market, Featured, Films, SLOWednesday

Title: SloWednesday: Seeds of Freedom
Date: 2014-05-14
Start Time: 7:30PM
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO 63143
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Description: Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolize the global food system. The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified seeds in particular, have impacted the enormous agro-biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world, since the beginning of agriculture.

Also to be screened:
“The Gift” – A short documentary about Dan Jason who in 1976 started Salt Spring Seeds on Salt Spring Island British Columbia. He was one of the very first persons to start saving and sharing Heirloom and rare varieties of seeds from around the world.

“Who Keeps the Beekeepers” – A 4-minute documentary about the lack of young people taking up the occupation of beekeeping. This is a disaster in the making as one third of Americas food comes from bee pollination.

SloWednesday is the second Wednesday of each month April through October after the Schlafly Farmers Market. The cost of each film is a suggested donation of $5.00. Proceeds benefit Slow Food St. Louis’ Small Farm Micro Biodiversity Grant, which has given $55,000 to local farmers. SloWednesday is sponsored by: Schlafly Beer.

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