-Jo Phillips, Awareness Film Night
Doors open at 6:30 for stocking up, browsing and noshing in the theatre foyer. The film will start at 7:45 and the evening will conclude with gift basket draws at 9:20.
The featured film will be “Seed: The Untold Story.”
Ninety six per cent of the vegetable seeds available in 1903 have disappeared, according to a National Geographic article that inspired this well-paced, comprehensive and beautifully-filmed documentary. Yet seed diversity is crucial to prevent the collapse of our world-wide food systems and ecologies.
The film takes moviegoers around the world to meet farmers, scientists, seed savers, educators, lawyers and indigenous communities who are waking up to the need to save local, acclimated, not genetically modified seeds.
Vendors will be selling local seeds, plants, first-of-the-season produce and other products created from locally harvested ingredients.
There will be information tables from regional non-profits concerned with land, growing and sustainability and The EMCS Culinary Arts students will be preparing healthy cookies (by donation) to go with freshly-brewed local herb teas.
Gift baskets will be filled with items donated by the vendors.
The Gala will be held at the Edward Milne Community School, 6218 Sooke Rd. Admission is by donation.