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 the film to youth, college students, and Native American communities for free or reduced cost screenings.
We and our partners at Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance created a companion Discussion Guide to foster dialog, delve deeper into the topics in the film, and inspire action. The guide is free and publicly available at seedthemovie.com/guide.
Over the next nine months you can help:
- 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 a teacher or part of a student group, youth organization, or Native American community who may be interested in hosting a free or reduced cost screening of SEED? Apply here!
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