Vandana Shiva in conversation with London Freedom Seed Savers 13 October 2013 at 11am

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…

Thank you to all who came to the Islington Ecology Centre on Sunday 13th to share the conversation with Vandana Shiva.  Despite the squally rain outside,  inside was warm, alive and humming with ideas  and connections  being made.

Against the context of agressive agrichemical company activities and proposed EU legislation that will further restrict and reduce agricultural biodiversity and the free access to seeds for farmers and citizens,  those in the room spoke of actions that communities are taking across London and around the world to exercise their freedom to say no to unjust laws and grow what they want.

A wealth of concerns,  ideas and issues were raised, including how to discuss and promote conversation about this in the face of massive misinformation; how to sustain and develop knowledge and capacity in community growing projects;  how to create more learning and networking opportunities.  Many commitments and actions were put forward by people wanting to learn more,  create action from intention in their lives and businesses,  help children become more aware and engaged, and become more active themselves in dispersing the messages about seed freedom.

Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva

One of these commitments was to aim higher, deeper and wider with next year’s Freedom Seed Bank Festival,  October 2014, to reach more people,  including the very young.   We’re aiming for the South Bank!  If you would like to be involved in this and/or the development of the London Freedom Seed Bank in anyway we’ll be getting together to plan next steps on Saturday 30th November 2013 from 1-4pm at Regent’s Park Allotments.  Do join us with your ideas and anything you may like to contribute – artistic,  musical, media, organisational, technical – and contact us at Freedomseedbank@gmail.com

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Vandana Shiva flyer

2 thoughts on “Vandana Shiva in conversation with London Freedom Seed Savers 13 October 2013 at 11am

  1. Tried to book now the tickets, but they seem to be sold out. Is there any alternative option to be able to attend? I would deeply appreciate it.

    Thanks,

    Maria

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