We’re excited to announce the next season of our educational outreach with SEED: The Untold Story – the Seed the Change campaign! Our focus with this grant-funded campaign is bringing SEED to youth, college students, and Native American communities for free or reduced cost screenings.
We are working with our partners at Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance to create extensive discussion guides around the themes in SEED that enable anyone to foster dialog, delve deeper into the topics in the film, and inspire action. The guides will be publicly available on our website soon, we can't wait to share them with you!
Over the next nine months you can help us:
- Inspire people to save and plant seeds, protect the environment, and support local and organic farms;
- Spur dialog and action around seed diversity and ownership, indigenous rights, and pesticide use;
- Support college campus groups, youth food/gardening/environmental organizations, and indigenous communities in their food, seed, environmental, or indigenous rights efforts
Are you part of a student group, youth organization, or Native American community who may be interested in hosting a Seed the Change screening? Apply here!
Imagine this: Every community saving and sharing its own seeds. Local farmers markets brimming with a sumptuous variety of unique and delicious crops. Healthy, diverse regional food systems free of toxic pesticides and chemicals.
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE IF WE HAD A MILLION NEW SEED SAVERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY?
We're partnering with Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance to launch the Million NEW Seed Savers Campaign.
Does this sound like an impossible dream? In reality, it’s the way our ancestors lived, farmed, and sustained themselves for millennia. They understood the value of local heritage and kept this legacy alive by passing on their seeds over the generations.
Today, people everywhere are relearning the timeless traditions of seed saving and creating resilient food systems rooted in local seeds. A seed saving revolution is underway and gaining momentum around the world.
We are watching this inspiring movement grow each day. What is needed now is to step up our collective efforts and rejoin the ancient ritual of seed saving on a broad scale. We’re dreaming big and setting a visionary goal of creating one million new seed savers across the United States.
Collective Eye Films and Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance invite you to join us in this important and inspiring campaign by committing to grow and save at least one seed variety.You don’t have to be an experienced gardener to participate. Learning to save seeds is simpler than you might think! We’ll provide you with helpful resources to get started. All you need is a patch of soil (or garden pot), along with some passion and imagination.
Saving seeds is a universal human experience. All the world’s cultures have explored this intimate relationship between people and plants, giving rise to an incredible abundance of foods, medicines, songs, and stories. By severing this connection in our modern lives, we have tragically cut ourselves off from the source of our sustenance—both physically and spiritually. You can help restore this powerful experience and preserve our legacy of seed saving for future generations. Please join us in this work and help spread the word!
HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE CHANGE FOR SEEDS
Grow GMO-Free, Open Pollinated Seeds
Save and Swap Seeds
There are tons of free and low-cost Seed Saving Guides available for beginners and experienced gardeners alike! Some of our favorite guides are from Fedco Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, HowToSaveSeeds.com, Organic Seed Alliance, and Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.
join a seed library or Help Start one
Seed Libraries are a growing social movement in the U.S. There are over 500 seed libraries around the country. Seed Libraries are free, and once you check out your seeds, you take on the fun and exciting role of a seed saver! Just save seeds from your plants, and bring your seeds back the next year to "return" them to the library. Find a Seed Library near you in the U.S. and abroad. Join the Seed Library Social Network.
Support Seed Banks
Many seed banks are critically underfunded, and they need your support to responsibly grow out and maintain the thousands of seed varieties that we depend on for our future.
Help Ban Toxic Pesticides
Eat Local, Organic Foods
Saving seed diversity starts with buying food and produce that is organically grown, fairly traded, and as local as possible. Visit your local farmers market to support small farmers. Buy those purple carrots and heirloom tomatoes, and keep diversity alive!
JOIN THE MOVEMENT WITH OUR committed partners across the globe
Seed Libraries.org, USA
Scatterseed Project, USA
Seed Matters, USA
Beyond Pesticides, USA
Gaia Foundation, United Kingdom