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BUILDing Community Seed Resilience ~ Seed Exchange
October 6, 2012 - November 9, 2013| Free - first 10 farmers with seeds to share
Calling all Urban Farmers and Seed Savers!
Seeds are the vital ink to our past and to our future. Bio-diversity and local resiliency is more important than ever.
As a way to strengthen and promote localized food systems, the band Rupa and the April Fishes are on a world tour sharing their music that involves an awakening to the current system we find ourselves in and in helping to build a new paradigm that makes the current on obsolete.
At all these shows we are conducting a Seed Exchange of heirloom, organic and rare seeds from around the world. In alliance with Native SEED Search and Seed Matters, this action is to help empowering people in growing food and saving their own seeds.
These seeds help sprout new ideas and awareness around how we are in relationship with our food, the land and our community.
The First 10 Farmers with seeds to share get in for free and the seeds are not for sale. Even those who don’t have seeds to exchange can find treasures within our suitcase to sprout in their own gardens.
This tour has begun on the East coast of USA and will continue on the West, Europe, South Africa, India and Bali. As a part of the band’s six-month world tour, we hope to bring awareness between the barriers of cultural norms, to help people build bridges, to recognize the importance and reconnection with our Agrarian community roots.
The intentions on this tour is to gain insights to the solutions and seeds that local communities have developed in order to share with others as we travel the world. Especially as we travel to India and address the issue of farmer suicides. Over 250,000 farmers have committed suicide in the last 15 years and need viable solutions rather than those being offered by the multi-national corporations and businessman.
By all of us gaining a deeper understanding we can find the pattern to help address the complexity of issues that are becoming more and more evident within our own lives and the world.
The times have never been so important as we witness environmental and social change at every scale from the urban to the rural. Within our communities the cross-cultural connections are vital to our success in reclaiming the commons. Seeds being one of the most important, as they birth life into our food system
From Organic farm alliances, seed savers, permaculturlists and food justice groups we hope you come out to the shows and share your insights, connect and enjoy the sounds of this amazing band of musicians from the island republic of San Francisco.
Please share within any of your networks and hope to meet you when we are in your area.
Look forward to connecting with you.
In best Practice
Permaculture activist and seed saver
Shows still to come….
10-6/7@ Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival- Pittsboro, NC
10-10 @ Thunderbird Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
10-11 @ Casa Nueva – Athens, OH
10-12 @ The Jazz Kitchen – Indianapolis, IN
10-14 @ City Winery – Chicago, IL
10-21 @ BIONEERS After-Party – Solstice Grove CA
10-23 & 24 @ White Eagle – Portland, OR
10-25 @ Olympia Ballroom – Olympia, WA
10-26 @ Kirkland Performance Center – Kirkland, WA
10-27 @ Capilano University NSCU Centre – Vancouver, BC
10-28 @ Lunacy Music & Arts Festival – Santa Barbara, CA
11-1 @ The MINT – Los Angeles, Ca
11-2 @ Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, Ca
11-9 @ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA