The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

Online Film & Panel Discussion

Hosted by NOFA-NH & Seacoast Permaculture

 

Sunday, January 9, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

NOFA-NH and Seacoast NH Permaculture bring you "The Seeds of Vandana Shiva," a feature-length documentary presenting the remarkable life story of the Gandhian eco-activist, agro-ecologist and brilliant scientist, Vandana Shiva.

*Sign up here and we will send you the time limited film link on January 7. Then join us on January 9, 6pm to discuss it!*

HOW THIS WORKS

A vimeo link and password will be sent to all who sign up which will work for 48 hours before the panel. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the panel when you register. Watch the film anytime in that 48 hour window then we'll all gather on January 9 at 6pm.


THE FILM

How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become the world’s most powerful opponent of Monsanto? Vandana Shiva is a modern-day revolutionary, and for forty years has been fighting a heroic battle on behalf of humanity and the ecologically besieged natural systems that support us. But she is opposed by powerful multinational corporations invested in continuing their degenerative but lucrative agricultural practices. By profiling one of the greatest activists of modern times, the film looks at the epic struggle over who controls the world’s food systems, and asks the question, who will prevail?

OUR PANELISTS

  • Kate Duesterberg co-founded Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center in East Thetford, Vermont in 2000, along with her husband Will Allen. She now serves as Senior Advisor for the farm. Kate has served on the board of Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont and Grow Ahead (supporting agroforestry projects led by small scale farmer organizations around the world), and she is a current member of the standards board for the Real Organic Project. Prior to 2000, Kate worked at the University of Vermont (UVM), where she led the effort to establish the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture. She also worked with the Women’s Agricultural Network at UVM and as managing director for the Sustainable Cotton Project in California. 

  • Tiana Baca is a queer, multiracial, Latinx farmer, educator, and seed steward born and raised in New Mexico and currently a faculty member in Sustainable Food Systems at Sterling College in VT. Tiana founded Tierra Luna Seed Collaborative to provide regionally adapted seeds to farmers and foster a community of seed conscious eaters and worked on land-based projects across NM, exploring growing food in arid landscapes and engaging in restorative conversations with people and place.

  • Olivia Zink has been working as a community organizer in New Hampshire since 2000. She was a founding board member of Save Our Groundwater, a citizen action group formed in 2001 which helped to stop a proposed bottled water plant in Nottingham and Barrington NH. That work led her to visit Vandana Shiva and Navdanya as part of a 2005 UN conference of women and water. She graduated UNH with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Sustainable Living, and SNHU with a master’s degree in Community Economic Development. She is now Executive Director of Open Democracy and a city councilor for Franklin NH.

  • Tony VanWinkle is a cultural anthropologist, gardener, forager, cook and ardent seed saver. He was a professor at Sterling College teaching classes in sustainable food systems, focusing on traditional and indigenous subsistence systems and food sovereignty movements. Tony is now an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Systems at Guilford College in NC.

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