We are GROWING A WEBSITE this winter!

Dear all – this blog is not sufficient anymore so we are growing a new website!

growing a website

2013 has been AMAZING for the Freedom Seed Bank: We have grown fast and now need to regroup and create a fabulous website for 2014.  We will move from this blog to a new site that will contain and take us through the growth and seeding of the Freedom Seed Bank in 2014, the Festival 11-12th Oct 2014 and beyond.  Thank you all for your contributions and support!

 

 

 

2013 recap

FEB 2013:

Meeting with Vandana Shiva and Satish Kumar at Gaia Foundation. Vandana becomes a committed supporter and contributor

MARCH 2013

Re-skilling workshops offered by Open Pollinated Seeds and others

MAY 2013:

First re-skilling training to growers with Open Pollinated Seeds

JUNE 2013:

Re-skilling training

SEPT 2013:

Saving&Storing seeds workshop at FOOD from the SKY

OCT 2013: Our biggest month: A FESTIVAL , EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT and a COUNCIL MEETING with VANDANA SHIVA

5th Oct

The first Freedom Seed Bank Festival at Passing Cloud in Dalston welcoming 34 Freedom Seed Savers!

Seeds donated to the seed mandala
Seeds donated to the seed mandala
Brina singing her Seeds of Freedom song
Brina singing her Seeds of Freedom song
heresa from Gaia Foundation
Teresa from Gaia Foundation

Freedom Seed Bank

Seed savers donating seed
Seed savers donating seed
Azul
Azul
Abundance of seed
Abundance of seed
Caroline David leading 'Seed unto Seed'
Caroline David leading ‘Seed unto Seed’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first Freedom Seed Bank Festival at Passing Cloud in Dalston welcoming 34 Freedom Seed Savers!

17th Oct: Vandana Shiva and seed savers, food growers and other people interested in food and seed sovereignty gathered in a deep conversation that led to action and commitment from different people present.

Azul-Valerie Thome and Vandana Shiva 2 women 'seeding' the change they want to see in our world...
Azul-Valerie Thome and Vandana Shiva 2 women ‘seeding’ the change they want to see in our world…

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Azul-Valerie Thome at the European Parliament in Brussels
Azul-Valerie Thome at the European Parliament in Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOV 2013

30th Nov 

Meeting at the Regent’s Park allotment to re-skill and raise awareness, plan Festival 2014 as well as growing our network.

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Pod forming for the Festival 2014
Freedom Seed Bank mind map
Mind Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEC 2013:

5th Dec: Organised meeting with Gaia Foundation, A Team Foundation: What do you think about the Freedom Seed Bank idea?  What initiative are you working on in 2014?  Would you like to be involved in the Festival and in what capacity?

Guests attending

  • Freedom Seed Bank
  • A Team Foundation
  • Gaia Foundation
  • Soil Association
  • Enlightened Agriculture
  • UK food Ltd.
  • GM free campaign
  • Seed Freedom
  • South Bank Roof Garden
  • Sustain

Fabulous outcome, resume and collective mind map of the meeting available!

NEXT MEETING on 1st FEBRUARY 2014

STAY CONNECTED WE WILL LET YOU KNOW OF OUR NEW WEBSITE 🙂 

We wish you all a very warm and restful winter celebrations to give you support&strength for next year!

In solidarity

Azul and Freedom Seed Bank Pod 

 

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