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Sunday 12 May 2013

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International Days of Seeds in Greece

11th, 12th and 13th of May 2013

Sunday the 12th Schedule

The meetings ofSunday 12thand Monday 13th of May will be open only to activists that are already engaged in campaigns for seed freedom all over the world and wish to cooperate and coordinate. These meeting will provide an opportunity to meet and share experiences.

9:00-9:30 ZoiTheodosaki, HousanlisAnagnostis and KourtesisDimos from the Center of Environmental Education of Paranesti, will make the introductions.

Talks

The talks will be coordinated by Nicholas Bell from the Longo Mai Cooperative of France.

09:30-09:50 Pier Soultana, from the NGO Noa’s Ark will make a presentation on Revision of the legislation on the marketing of seed - update, news and challenges in Brussels”

09:50-10:10 Marion Henry, representative of Kokopelli from France, will make a presentation on theirlegal battle against corporations over free seed movement.

10:10 – 10:30 Dr. Vandana Shiva, founder of India’s Navdanya movement, will make a talk on theresults and future of her Seed Freedom call on October 2012.

10:30 – 11:00 Recess. Planting of a vineyard; offered to Peliti by the students of 1st Megara High school.

11:00 – 11:30 Gardening workshop “The secret art of vegetable cultivation: a reference on G.Kipouros methodology”. The workshop will cover techniques of soil preparation, planting, watering and tending of a natural vegetable garden.

                Workshop coordinators: Kostas Tsigos and Isaac Antoniadis

11:30 – 11:50 Nikos Dompazis, teacher and coordinator from Peliti of Komotini, will make a talk on integrating knowledge of local plant varieties to public school education.

11:50-12:10 Martina Widmer will present her film “From Seed to Seed”.

Trailer available at  http://vimeo.com/51870861

12:10 – 12:30 Nicholas Bell will give a presentation on Longo Mai co-operative of France, its founding during May 1969 and its present state and actions in France and Central Europe.

12:30 – 13: 00 Questions

13:00 – 15:30 Lunch Break

15:30 – 17:30International coffee mixer. Participant organizations that did not have a time slot during the talks are given the opportunityto present their work to the rest of the participants.

17:30 - 18:30 Michel and JudeFanton, from the Australian Seed Savers, will talk on their work on the Pacific Ocean islands

18:30 – 20:00 Recess

International Banquet

20:00 Participants are encouraged to bring a dish, a desert or a drink from their place of origin, present it and share it with the rest of the participants.

program in English

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Schedule Saturday 11th May 2013

 

Free seeds and plants will be given to attendees of the festival at the registry office, located at the entrance of the farm. The giveaway will be carried out with the use of free coupons, starting at 10:30 am. Each visitor will be given four free coupons to trade for seeds and plants. The use of coupons is necessary so that every visitor will be able to receive his or hers free gifts. Theseedswillbegiveninsideasmallenvelope.

Please , choosewiselyyourfreeseeds and plants. They can provide the first produce of your garden or be a valuable addition to it. If the seeds you receive are not to your liking, please share them with others or trade them for more preferable seeds. Trading and sharing seeds of local varieties is the main goal of Peliti, so feel free to contribute.

 

Talk Schedule

11:-00-11:01 The proceeding will begin with one minute silence.

11:01-11:15 Panagiotis Sainatoudis founder of Pelitis, will make a presentation on the processes of founding Pelitis and its progress so far.

11:15-11:20 The mayor of Paranesti Mr Nikolaos Kagiaoglou will salute the procedures and attendees. He will be the sole politician attending the festivities, as it has been decided by the organizing committee.

11:20-12:00 Farmers and NGOs from all over Greece will be having small presentations about their work.

12:00-12:15 Pier Sultana , from the NGO Noah’s Ark, will make a presentation on the reform of the European Law on trading of local variety seeds.

 

11:15-12:30 Myrto Pispini, from ARC 2020 organization, will make atalk on the reform of the Greek Central Agricultural Policy.

12:30 – 12:45 Miklos Attila, from the Romanian grass root organization Eco Ruralis, will give a talk about the land grabbing practices of multinational corporations.

12:45 – 13:00 Leonor Fuguet, activist and musician from Venezuela, will make a presentation on Venezuelan and Bolivian revolutions and their tiesto the ecological, agricultural and free seed trading movement.

13:00 - 13:15 Michel Fantons, from the Australian Seed Savers, will talk on his work on the Pacific Ocean islands

13:15 – 13:45 : Vandana Shiva, founder of India’s Navdanya movement, will give a talk on the practices carried out in India and all over the world for the preservation of free seed trading.

13:45 – 14:00 Sofia Gida, founder member of Peliti, will announce the ending of the talks and presentations.

14:00-16:00 Music performance by the group Namaste.

Members of the group.

Thanasis Kleopas : vocals, bouzouki, guitar

Kyriakos Fotiadis: piano

Oscar Kasourin: drums

With them will perform

Nikos Souliotis : percussions

Alexia Chrysomalli (member of String less) : vocals

Ellina Christodoulari : oud

Sofia Gida : vocals

Dimitris Tsalikoglou : bag pipe

Leonor Fuguet : guitar

 

Banquet of Love

At 13:00 a vegetarian banquet will be laid, a selection of dishes comprised of grain legumes of local varieties and salads. All the dishes are provided by collaborating farmers, supporters of Peliti and attendees of the festivities.

Workshops

Starting at 11:00 am a variety of workshops will take place. Their subjects will be farming and traditional practices of everyday life.

Activities for children.

Starting at 11:00 activities for children such as painting andpuppet shows will be available.

International Seed Days in Greece

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International Seed Days in Greece

11, 12 and 13 May 2013

 

Ελληνικά English Български Français Εspañol Srpski   German

''We are all important and significant,

regardless of our financial and social status.

Every day we vote with our fork,

choosing the kind of agriculture and the world we want to exist in the future.

Let each one of us take our own responsibility''.

Peliti

 program in English

afisa diethnis imeres sporonWe have the great pleasure to invite you to attend the International Seed Days in Greece, that will take place on the land owned by Peliti in Mesochori (Paranesti) from 11 to 13 May, 2013.  The 11th of May will be the only day of free seed exchange.

You are invited to come and share your experiences, as well as the practices that you have developed in your garden, your neighborhood, your city, your country with regard to local varieties and food cultivation. Come and participate in a big seed swap where we can offer each other the seeds of our ancestors. Now that the economic crisis is at our door, now that we are losing basic freedoms that were won through hard battles, it is time to cooperate closely.

During periods of severe economic crises, it is more important than ever to ensure free access to seeds.

 

Organised by Peliti www.peliti.gr

With the support of:

- the Europe-wide Seed Campaign, that organised the International Seed Swap in Brussels in April 2011 www.seed-sovereignty.org

- the Navdanya Movement in India, which will be represented by the international activist Vandana Shiva www.navdanya.org

- the Global Movement Navdanya www.navdanyainternational.it

- the Global Movement for Seed Freedom http://seedfreedom.in

- the Municipality of Paranesti www.paranesti.gr

- the Centre for Environmental Education of Paranesti www.kpeparanestiou.gr

 


Saturday 11 May, first day:

peliti_13_english_2013_s13th Pan-Hellenic Festival for the Exchange of Local Varieties.

 

This is an annual event organised by Peliti every year, since 1999.  Farmers, activists, researchers, students and thousands of visitors from all over the world come to share their experiences on the cultivation of local varieties. The Festival includes speeches, seminars, workshops, distribution of local seeds, eating, dancing, music, money-free barter of goods etc. The activities take place from 11am to 5pm. Entrance to the festival is open to all visitors and it is free.

 

Sunday 12 and Monday 13 May

International meeting for seed activists from all over the world.

 

During these two days we want to exchange experiences and coordinate our struggles for the free access to fertile and diverse (GMO-free) seeds and discuss how to get active together against the new European seed legislation and the monopoly of the seed companies.

During the first session, the participants from the different countries will describe the activities they have been involved in, since the International Seed Days in Greece, in 2012.

It will be particularly interesting to hear about all practical actions you have taken, such as seed swaps, seed production training sessions or manuals, information tours, international contacts...

But it is also important that you report on difficulties you have faced, for example due to restrictive seed laws in your country.

We will also examine the present situation concerning European seed legislation, as well as the different national legal contexts.

In the second part of the discussion, we will look forward to the forthcoming year. Above all, we want to seek ways of strengthening the European opposition against the restrictive seed laws. We also want to develop practical forms of resistance, helping to ensure that seed production and exchange will become an increasingly popular practice, even if it may turn into a form of civil disobedience.

In view of the severe economic crisis that is affecting many European countries, we wish to stress the importance of food autonomy and the central role that seeds have. This is the case both for farmers and for citizens involved in collective urban vegetable gardens.

The meetings will end by establishing an action plan and a coordination group for the coming year.


The International seed activists meeting will start on Sunday 12 May, at 10:00 am, with the planting of a tree to commemorate the meeting and will end at 15.00pm on Monday.

While the seed swap on the first day (Saturday 11 May 2013) is open to everyone and is expected to attract several thousand people (over 7.000 visitors participated in 2012), the meeting of the second and third days will be open to those activists already involved in seed campaigns across Europe who wish to cooperate and promote coordination on an international level. It will be a chance for everyone to meet, to get together and exchange our experiences.

 

Those wishing to participate should inform us by 10 April 2013.

 

APPLICATION FORM FOR PARTICIPATION

International Seed Days in Greece 11, 12 and 13 May 2013

First Name: .....................................................................................
Last Name: .....................................................................................
Date of Birth: ...............................................................................
Sex: Man....Woman....

Telephone: ................................................................................

E-mail address: ..........................................................................

Postal address: ...........................................................................

Country: ....................................................................................

If you represent an organisation, please give its name

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Please write a very brief presentation of your organisation:

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If you wish to run a workshop, please write to us its subject and

what you will need for its presentation........................................

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If you wish to participate in the International Seed days in Greece communicate with Peliti e-mail: Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε.

Phone: (0030) 2524022059, Monday - Friday 09:00 - 13:00

For more information you can visit our page:

www.peliti.gr


mesoxori_2012HOW TO GET TO PELITI

Peliti is located in Mesochori which belongs to the Municipality of Paranesti, in North Greece.
Paranesti is borded by the municipality of Xanthi to the west, while to the east there is the municipality of Drama. Its northern part is bordered by Bulgaria.

Distances from Peliti to:

*  Drama 42 km

*  Xanthi 48 km

*  Kavala 61km

*  Komotini 105 km

*  Alexandroupolis 170 km

*  Thessaloniki 205 km

*  Igoumenitsa 642 km

*  Athens 715 km

 

 

BY AIR

We suggest you arrive by air in Thessaloniki and then take the train from Thessaloniki to Paranesti. From Thessaloniki Airport there is a bus that goes to the train station, as it passes through the centre of town. The trip from the airport to the train station by taxi costs about 50 euros.

There are two trains a day from Thessaloniki to Paranesti. From the train station in Paranesti we will pick you up. The train station is 2 km away from Peliti. The nearest airport to us is in Chrysoupoli of Kavala, but there are no buses to bring you to Mesochori and it is difficult for us to pick you up from the airport of Chrysoupoli. If you use the Chrysoupoli airport, you can get a taxi to Mesochori of Paranesti Municipality, which costs approximately 100 euros.

 

BY TRAIN
Paranesti is located on the railway line Thessaloniki-Alexandroupolis

Daily departures from Thessaloniki to Paranesti:
Departure 07:11, Arrival at Paranesti 10.57. Ordinary Train
Departure 16.10, Arrival at Paranesti 19:25. Intercity train

Daily departures from Paranesti for Thessaloniki:
Departure 9.56, Arrival 13.8, Intercity train

Departure 18.23, arrival 22.09, Ordinary train

Drama train station: (0030) 2521032444
Xanthi train station: (0030) 2541022581
Greek Trains Customer Service tel: 1110 or (0030) 2105297777 or www.ose.gr

http://tickets.trainose.gr/dromologia/


BY CAR
Coming from the west (Thessaloniki), follow the Egnatia E90 towards Kavala and immediately after the river Strymon drive towards  Drama A2.

At the moment, due to roadworks that take place at the bridge of Strymonas, please follow directions for Drama before the river of Strymonas.

From Drama follow directions to Paranesti & Xanthi. The turnoff to Mesochori is 0.5 km before the bridge of Nestos river. Duration of trip, 3 hour

 

Coming from the east (Alexandroupolis), follow the Egnatia E90. From Xanthi drive towards Drama (A2). Paranesti is on the halfway mark along this road. The turnoff to Mesochori is 0.5 km after the bridge of river Nestos. Duration of trip, 2 hour

BY BUS

o    Athens-Drama, Kifissos bus station in Athens, tel. 210 5130220
Daily departures at 09.00 and 21.00. Price 55 € one way and 80 €, return.
Duration of trip is 8 hours.

o    Thessaloniki- Drama, Bus Station "Macedonia" in Thessaloniki, tel. 2310.595420
Daily departures 07:30,09:00,10:00,11:30, and from 13:00 until 18:00 every hour, then 19:30, 21:00. Price 13 € one way and 23 € return. Duration of trip is 2 hours.
o   Kavala-Drama, Kavala Bus Station  tel. 2510.222294. Daily departures every half hour. Price 3,60 €. Duration of trip is 1 hour.

o   Drama-Paranesti, Drama Bus Station tel. 25210.32421. Departures on working days: 08:10, 13:30, 15:30. Saturdays: 8:10, 10:30, Sundays 16:30, 18:45
Price 3,90 €. Duration of trip, 1 hour

Xanthi-Paranesti , Xanthi  Bus Station tel. 2541022684. Daily departures: 08:10, 15:30. Price 4,80 €.  Duration of trip, 1 hour and 10 minutes.

http://ktelxanthis.gr/drama.html


Due to possible changes it is advisable to check information with the relevant companies.


Taxis in  Paranesti:
Vangelis Siomos, (0030)6944.591775
Lazarus Beinoglou, (0030)6974.581067
Kosmas and Panagiotis Kosmidis, (0030)6946.269766

ACCOMODATION

Peliti has the possibility to host only some of the participants.

There are camping facilities provided by Municipality of Paranesti and two hotels at the village of Paranesti:

Hotel Filoxenia, 3km from Peliti (taxi fare is 5 euros)
www.philoxeniadrama.gr/
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Phone: (0030)25240.22001 fax: (0030)25240.22002

Hotel "Nessos", 3,5 km from Peliti (taxi fare is 5 euros)
www.hotelnessos.gr 
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Phone: (0030)25240.21021 fax: (0030)25240.21022

CAMPING AREA (1,5 km from Peliti)

Municipality of Paranesti provides a space in Paranesti for free camping.

There is drinking water and toilet facilities, free for all participants.

Διεθνείς Ημέρες Σπόρων στην Ελλάδα 2013

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Διεθνείς Ημέρες Σπόρων στην Ελλάδα

11, 12 και 13 Μαΐου 2013

 

Ελληνικά English  Български Français  Εspañol Srpski   German

 

Είμαστε όλοι σημαντικοί και σπουδαίοι,

ανεξάρτητα από την οικονομική και κοινωνική μας κατάσταση

Καθημερινά ψηφίζουμε με το πιρούνι μας τι γεωργία και τι κόσμος

θα υπάρξει αύριο. Ας πάρει ο καθ’ ένας μας την ευθύνη που του αντιστοιχεί.

 

Πελίτι

afisa diethnis imeres sporon

 Με ιδιαίτερη χαρά σας καλούμε να συμμετάσχετε στις Διεθνείς Ημέρες Σπόρων που θα λάβουν χώρα στη γη του Πελίτι στο Μεσοχώρι Παρανεστίου, από τις 11 έως τις 13 Μαΐου 2013. Μέρα ανταλλαγής σπόρων είναι μόνον η 11η Μαΐου 2013. Ελάτε να μοιραστούμε τις εμπειρίες σας και τις πρακτικές που έχετε αναπτύξει στον κήπο, τη γειτονιά, την πόλη ή τη χώρα σας σε σχέση με τις ντόπιες ποικιλίες και, γενικότερα, με την καλλιέργεια τροφής. Ελάτε να συμμετάσχετε στη μεγάλη ανταλλαγή, κατά την οποία μπορούμε να προσφέρουμε ο ένας στον άλλον τους σπόρους των προγόνων μας. Τώρα που η οικονομική κρίση είναι στην πόρτα μας, τώρα που χάνουμε βασικές ελευθερίες κερδισμένες με δύσκολους αγώνες, είναι η ώρα για συσπείρωση. Σε περιόδους σοβαρών οικονομικών κρίσεων είναι ακόμα πιο σημαντική η ελεύθερη πρόσβαση σε σπόρους. 

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