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Reclaim the Seeds Festival – Zeeland

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


A seed festival partly to mark 50 years of Velt.
Organised by the Seeds Library and the Zeeland Library.

Reclaim the Seeds is an event during which the exchange of information and seeds is combined with discussions on political themes and practical workshops. The goal is to involve more people in the movement towards agriculture biodiversity and robust, sustainable food production. Reclaim the Seeds contributes directly to this by encouraging the exchange of rare and special varieties.

Reclaim the Seeds began in 2010 as a protest against the new EU seed legislation. Today, the focus is more on resistance against patents on crops and on supporting a climate neutral, ‘fossil free’ agriculture. The programme also covers other practical, theoretical and political topics related to agriculture.

What can you do?
– There will be many seeds to exchange (but even if you have nothing to exchange yourself, it is possible to take home seeds and tubers of special crops for your vegetable garden);
– Screening of the new documentary “Jos, de mens als nuttige soort.” (“Jos – humans as useful species”, will be in Dutch);
– Various information stalls;
– Farmers’ market;
– Lecture “veganism in agriculture”;
– Workshop “harvesting your own seeds”;
– Urban walk led by the city ecologist;
And much more …


April 6
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Zeeland Library
Kousteense dijk 7
Middelburg, Netherlands
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