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.
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
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.