Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- The Great American Seed Up
- 09.21.2018 - 09.22.2018
- North Phoenix Baptist Church - Phoenix
- Family Events
The Great American Seed Up is once again setting up shop in Phoenix. After four very successful events in previous years, the only “pop-up” seed market in the world will be returning to the North Phoenix Baptist Church at 5757 N. Central Ave. Imagine walking into a room filled with more than 60 varieties of seeds ready to be scooped up and taken home for planting or saving. This is what the Great American Seed Up is all about. When seeds are grown, saved and replanted locally, they accrue amazing benefits—hardier crops, more pest-resistance and tastier food.
On Friday night, September 21, the award winning film, Modified will be screened. This is the premiere Phoenix showing of this heartfelt story about a mother and daughter who ask why genetically modified organisms are not labeled on food products in Canada and the US despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Seeds will be available for purchase from 5 to 9 p.m. and the movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. with a Q&A afterward.
On Saturday, doors open at 10 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. Workshops and presentations with seed experts will educate and inspire attendees with practical knowledge about the techniques and benefits of seed saving. Scheduled presenters include Bill McDorman (Seedsave.org, Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance), and Kari Spencer (The Micro Farm Project). Presentations will include; how to save seeds and patenting issues that compromise our ability to save seeds; starting seeds; and how to properly store seeds.
Registration is $7.50 per day which covers entry fee, the movie or classes, and access to the Seed Room where seeds are available to purchase. Advance registration is required online at GreatAmericanSeedUp.org. The Great American Seed Up is presented by Seedsave.org, Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, The Urban Farm, and The Micro Farm Project.