We and our partners at Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance created a companion educational 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.
The guide has 5 main sections: 1) Biodiversity Loss & Our Seeds; 2) Seed Saving, Sharing & Growing; 3) Corporate Consolidation of Seeds; 4) Pesticide Issues & Impacts; What to Know About GMOs.
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! We also love Seed School Online. 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