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Online Seed Festival
March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exchanging seeds and telling stories about them is probably among the oldest springtime rituals ever since humans started farming. This is somewhat different from modern day online and offline catalogue browsing or garden-center shopping of mostly industrial F1 hybrids. Over the past years, the renaissance of local seed exchanges and festivals all across Europe has been severely hit by COVID – but is a dormant seed, ready to re-emerge as soon as sun and rain allow.
On March 2nd the global bean project invites you to join our trans-european seed festival that is rooted in these old and new rituals and that will concentrate on how to save and cultivate legume seed: beans, lentils, peas, chickpeas, fava and all their diversity. From 5 to 8 pm there will be a lot of storytelling on seed saving and exchange, there will be films, instructions and presentations, breakout groups for discussions and specialities and we will announce and award the winners of our ongoing bean beauty contests.
Of course, our seed festival will also facilitate real seed exchange between participants, who can offer their seed in advance, present them in breakout groups and finally exchange their real seeds via real mail.
Ready to share – want to learn more?
- Register here for the online event
- Visit the Seed festival landing page
- Indicate the seeds you are offering through this form before the event
- Check out and vote on the bean beauty contest before the event
- Ask your questions here about exchanging, saving and multiplying seeds