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Saturday, March 14, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

West Shore Film series showing of "Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds."

Providing the basis for everything from fabric to food to fuels, seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe and the water we drink. Unfortunately, corporations are co-opting seed genetics and hiding behind patent law in the process. In the past, seeds were communal – a shared resource not unlike the water we drink. A century ago things started to change.

Open Sesame looks at the extraordinary challenges that seeds face, placing our food supply at risk and threatening our farms. In it you will meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds. Farmers, renegade gardeners, passionate seed savers, artists and activists all work to plant the seeds of information and inspiration within this film that tells the story of one of our most precious resources.

Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy will be on-hand to comment and answer questions, and will also be hosting a “Seed Swap”. They are founders of the Cleveland based Hummingbird Project and the Cleveland Seed Bank, which strive to enhance biodiversity and regenerate healthy ecosystems.

Free and open to the public.

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
20401 Hilliard Blvd
Rocky River, OH

More information: http://westshorefilmseries.wikifoundry.com

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