Seed Day, April 17 - SAVE THE DATE
Seed Day 2016 will have speakers, seed sharing, letter writing, potluck, wine, beer, movie and socializing with each other and the experts.
Seeds have been found in peoples' backyards that were thought to be lost. Might your own special variety be more rare than you think? Come to our Seed Exchange event to find out!
See our schedule, at the end of this announcement.
Is sharing seeds illegal? Nope, not yet. And now there is an Assembly bill to ensure our rights are clearly stated for us to continue this time-honored tradition.
This event is highlighting the Assembly Bill 1810, a bill written to ensure our rights are clearly stated for us to continue this time-honored tradition.
In honor of International Seed Day (April 26) the "Seed Exchange Democracy Act, AB1810" will be introduced to the community. This act will allow communities to share seeds unencumbered by tests and fees. Come learn about and help support this new legislation.
This day is for you to learn why and how to save and share seeds.
Bring seeds to share, bring seeds home! Bring a potluck item (food or non-alcoholic drink. Go to our website to read more about the potluck and more details about this event, and what information is required if you bring seeds to share:
Come to our Seed Day 2016 event to hear:
Keynote speaker? who else than our local --national garden/seed hero and aficionado-- Ros Creasy, she will start off the day at 1pm.
Also speaking will be:
- the lawyers from SELC (see link, above), who wrote the bill.
- Valerie Williams, a local expert (Ros' assistant) will share how to harvest and store seeds.
- Hillie Salo (of Silicon Valley Grows) will talk about our local seed libraries, at various city libraries.
- Melody Summer Williams, a savvy 13-year-old, will show us how to save tomato seeds.
See the schedule, below.
SEED DAY 2016
DATE: Sunday, April 17, 2016
TIME: 1pm - 9:30pm
LOCATION: Rancho Rinconada, Cupertino
Will be helpful for us if you RSVP, your donation is greatly appreciated. Limited capacity: 150 people.
DONATION: $5 - $15 suggested donation, no one turned away.
Proceeds will be used to promote AB 1810.Slow Food South Bay endorses and wants to help move this bill through the legislature.
We need, we want, your support.
"It's nothing new. We've been doing it for 10,000 years, coming together at markets, town squares, in huts and in halls to swap seeds and stories. But the seed swap is being rediscovered by a new generation of plant people, and their collective joy, excitement, and knowledge is really at the core of the community seed movement." https://exchange.seedsavers.org/storage/38866EC9-4DC6-48A1-A267-31F0CEA8E1C6.pdf
Meet your Slow Food leaders!
Several Slow Food South Bay leaders will be attending this event, and will share with you what we are up to, and why they are involved with the sustainable food movement. Please say HELLO, and introduce yourself, we'd love to meet you.
Joni Sare, Chair
Jessica Campbell, Vice Chair
Hillie Salo, Leader
Jon Bender, Leader
Seed Day 2016 schedule
1 - 2pm Ros Creasy - why save seeds
2 - 2:30pm Valerie and Melody Williams - how to save seeds
2:30 -3:30pm Seed Exchange, Meet the Garden Experts and Lawyers, Letter Writing, Potluck, Wine, Beer, Socializing
3:30 - 4:30pm A movie short promoting AB 1810, followed by a panel discussion with the lawyers from SELC, hosted by Peter Ruddock (a former Chair of Slow Food South Bay):
• Neil Thapar - Food and Farm Attorney - Sustainable Economies Law Center
• Christina Oatfield - Food Policy Director - Sustainable Economies Law Center
• Peter Ruddock - Coordinator - California Food Policy Council
4:30 - 6pm Seed Exchange, Meet the Garden Experts and Lawyers, Letter Writing, Potluck, Wine, Beer, Socializing
6 - 6:30pm Hillie Salo - Seed Libraries at our local city libraries
6:30pm Movie/documentary - "Bitter Seeds" with discussion afterwards.
Do you have questions about this event, and or ideas for future events?
Please contact your Slow Food South Bay Chair, Joni Sare:
Rancho Rinconada Park and Recreation (View)
18000 Chelmsford Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
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