Worden Farm will be donating fresh local organic vegetables to a harvest feast table at a special event in Gulfport this Saturday.
As an alternative to Black Friday, Gulfport Food Forest is holding a free educational event on Green Saturday, November 26, 2017, to help the Gulfport Food Forest and seed library grow.
The event will be held at the at the Catherine Hickman Theater at 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport, Florida.
Doors open at 5pm with a meet and greet of local gardeners, urban food foresters, herbalists, seed savers, agricultural experts, and social activists regarding sustainability and self reliance, along with a harvest table feast.
A film screening starts at 7pm. SEED: The Untold Story, is an award winning documentary about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the movement to restore the future of our food, from the filmmakers behind “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” and “The Real Dirt on Farmer John”.
About the film: Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
Watch trailer here.
Donations for the raffle are welcome, along with vegan and vegetarian food items for the harvest feast table. Volunteers are also needed before and during event.