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Reclaim the Seeds
March 19 - March 20
Reclaim the Seeds 2022 is sprouting! In the weekend of the 19th and 20th of March, this festivity will once again take place at the Fruittuin van West. As in previous years, will feature a seed market, various readings and workshops. The place for your seed necessities and much more.
Each year, Reclaim the Seeds, organises events where exchanging seeds and information are combined with discussions about political themes, practical workshops and readings on subjects such as seeds and sustainability.
The goal of the Reclaim the Seeds movement is to create more awareness of the fragile situation of seeds and this way contribute in the battle for more biodiversity and a sustainable, robust food system.
By stimulating exchange of rare and different breeds, this project makes a direct contribution to above. Other practical, theoretical and political agricultural subjects are also highlighted in the programme making a standout to decentralisation and autonomy.
Reclaim the Seeds originates as a protest against the new EU regulations for seeds. Partly because of wide European resistance the proposals were
outvoted by the European parliament. Another reason is the fast overtake of several seed companies by large multinationals, it is mostly large chemical companies that dominate the seed market at the moment.
The resistance against patent on crops and climate neutral ‘fossil fuel free’ agriculture is another focus point of Reclaim the Seeds. More background information and records of previous years on this subjects can be found on https://www.reclaimtheseeds.nl/
The entrance to RtS is on donation!
If you wan to volunteer or give a workshop at RtS, send an email to email@example.com.
Reclaim the Seeds Amsterdam is organised by ASEED , Fruittuin van West  and urban agriculture organisation Cityplot  , the organisation is only possible with the assistance of the many volunteers and active attendees.
hope to see you there!
Reclaim the Seeds team!