1 August 2017
The exchange service of the seed bank at the Rototom Sunsplash will once again emphasise for the third time, the importance of seed preservation and the role of initiatives aimed at safeguarding this purpose, in order to stop the imposition of hybrid and sterile seeds as a way of producing greater harvests. Among these groups is Llavors d’Ací, one of the most active in the Valencian Community for the preservation of seeds, which will address in a talk how protecting them is the first step to maintaining natural values, as well as heritage and cultural wealth worldwide.
In this edition, attendees will be able to get to know the richness of the festival’s seed bank, which will be mainly made up of ancient varieties of fruits, vegetables or local legumes, which the Red de Permacultura del Sureste Ibérico is responsible for its maintenance and restocking and which we wish to continue expanding and sharing with you. We ask you to leave us a small sample of your seeds before taking one of ours back home. We also remind you that this year we will be giving a thousand 2.000 years old seeds of red and yellow corn belonging to the Hopi Indians.
Open from the opening of the venue in the afternoon until sunset, this seed bank will not only bring native species closer but will also weave nets to continue betting on agricultural biodiversity for a promising future linked to the land that will contain a little contribution from each and everyone of us.