19 August 2016
Monk leaf lettuce of Navarra. Peppers from Reus. Cherry tomatoes from the Valle del Jerte. Thyme from Vacarisses… They are just some of the many fruit, vegetable and cereal seeds that can be found at the exchange table taking place every evening from 1 pm to 10 pm in the Permacultura area in PachaMama. An open space to everyone wishing to bring their seeds at no cost and to exchange them for other farmers’ seeds.
After the seed donation made last year by Quico Barranco (Semillas Madre Tierra), the activity is consolidated in the festival and it is repeated for the second year in a row thanks to the collaboration of the Red de Permacultura del Sureste Ibérico and Llavors d’Ací. This table of exchange aims to raise public awareness of the need to preserve and cultivate native seeds to ensure food sovereignty, maintain local varieties that are disappearing and to create an alternative to the biotechnology industry monopoly.