Peliti is a voluntary organization started in 1995 by Panagiotis Sainatoudis. Peliti’s seat is in Mesochori Paranesti in Northern Greece. At the entrance to the Rhodope mountain range, the mountain that did not freeze 10,000 years ago and a natural ark was created gathering species of plants and animals from all over Europe.
In its 28 years of operation (1995-2023), Peliti has changed the Greeks’ perception of local varieties. Peliti has saved over 4,000 varieties of vegetables, grains, pulses, etc. All seeds from Peliti are shared for free.
All these years Peliti has collaborated with many people from all over the world, with Dr. Vandana Shiva, from India, Manu Chao, Michel & Jude Fantom from Australia, Hugo Blanco from Peru, Jody Koperiski from Canada, Margrinos Rey and Hannes Lorenzen from Belgium, Tapsoba Ali De Goamma from Burkina Faso, Dominic and Ananda Guillet from Kokopelli France, John Caccia, Bill McDorman and Alan Adesse from U.S, Leonor Fuguet from Venezuela, Kayapo people indigenous people in Brazil, Nelson Jacomel Junior from Brazil, Kalin Staykov from Bulgaria, Paniko Hamba from Cyprus and many others.
Since 1999 has been organizing the Peliti Seed Festival which has inspired thousands of people. On 2013, the Austalia’s seedsavers they characterized the Peliti Seed Festival as the Largest Seed Exchange in the World. The Seed Festival of Peliti has inspired the Seed Festival in Bulgaria and the Seed Festival in Cyprus etc.
Peliti is currently building the Peliti Seed Bank, a sacred space for the preservation, conservation and propagation of traditional varieties. A space that will keeps the history of humanity, the flavors, the aromas and the freedom of human societies.
We ask that you support the construction of the Peliti Seed Bank.
Now that the climate crisis is present local varieties can better survive the changes in the weather.
Now that the food crisis is present, local varieties can feed the planet as they have done for thousands of years.
Now that genetically modified organisms are coming to enslave humans local varieties are coming to set him free.
The past does not change the future is fluid and we can shape it today with our choices.
Do we choose to support her?
We support biodiversity, we support freedom and the beauty of life.
Others are not to blame for our own situation. We allow them to rob us of the joy of life. Let’s all act together for a better tomorrow for us and our children.
By supporting Peliti to complete the Seed Bank, it is voted, nutritional self-sufficiency and a future of cooperation and joy.
For your financial support
Piraeus Bank, Kavda Periklis 6A, Drama, 66133 Greece
Beneficiary: Peliti Alternative Community
More information about Peliti
Mobile: 00306946885567 You can send a text message to viber
Peliti Seed Festival – in English
Κοινότητα Πελίτι / Peliti community