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.
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.
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.