'S.O.S: Save Our Seeds' - a ‘hands-on’ documentary produced by the Localising Food Project

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'S.O.S: Save Our Seeds' - A ‘hands-On’ Documentary Produced By The Localising Food Project

Project 2016-03-01 02:19:17 +1300


In 2013, a team of New Zealand permaculture educators hit the road for an ambitious teaching and filming tour: the Localising Food Project. They captured the stories of 250 different local food initiatives on video. Now, they’re distilling a series of documentaries aimed at disseminating successful local models, and inspiring a more self-sufficient, food-resilient nation.  The four part series 'Growing Schools' has just been released and is already attracting international interest.

With the rapidly increasing global ownership and scientific tampering with the integrity of seeds, as well as the legislative implications of NZ’s Food Bill and the looming TPPA, 'S.O.S: Save Our Seeds' has been prioritised as the next documentary to be worked on. 

This educational documentary will show, step by step, how to select, process, store, distribute and propagate seeds – so that each of us can play our part in ensuring the survival of our seeds, now and for our children’s children. 

Your support will help us towards covering the costs of producing this S.O.S. documentary. Money raised beyond this target will assist with promotion and distribution. We are fortunate to have received and continue to receive a tremendous amount of volunteer time and are fundraising only for the balance needed to fund the editing process.  

 

 

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation over 90% of our vegetable varieties have been lost over the last 100 years. With 95% of the seeds available for purchase in this country being imported from overseas, the diversity and availability of our daily food is endangered. So now our hope lies in community-scale seed saving systems to propogate and protect seed for future generations.  

The Localising Food Project has captured dynamic video footage of inspirational models of seed swaps, seed exchanges, seed libraries, seed banks, and family seed businesses, in order to teach you how to easily replicate these processes in your community.

This educational documentary will show, step by step, how to select, process, store, distribute and propagate seeds – so that each of us can play our part in ensuring the survival of our seeds, now and for our children’s children. 

Your support will help us towards covering the costs of producing this S.O.S. documentary. Money raised beyond this target will assist with promotion and distribution. 

About The Localising Food Project

The Localising Food Project is an initiative of the Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa, a New Zealand registered charitable trust, whose objectives include Empowering Communities through Local Food Resilience. All work done to date has been achieved by the generosity of private donations and many thousands of voluntary hours of our dedicated team.

Visit our website localisingfood.com to find out more about the project, view some of our short film stories and download our recently completed 'Growing Schools' documentary.

Vsit our facebook page, sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch with our flourishing localising food community. Also please 'Like' and 'Share' our work and this campaign through your social media - many thanks!

 

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Update from the LFP Team

06/06/2016 at 12:43 PM


Greetings to you our supportive pledgers


This is a little update about the progress of our documentary and the delivery of your rewards…
Robina has been working full-on with film editor Tiago Stamato Velasco (Brazilian filmmaker residing in NZ) on ‘SOS: Save Our Seeds’ before and since the completion of the campaign, and also Tiago has been filming four more action interviews to extend its cultural diversity and geographical representation. 

We have several more weeks to go of film editing, sound editing (by Matt Aickin of Kerikeri) and the creation of original music for the documentary. 
The main documentary will be approx 1 hour 20 minutes, and the sequel called ‘Hands-on Seed Saving’ will be around 15 minutes. 
This will be a You-Tube mini-doco on the practicals of home seed saving, where views learn from a range of SOS presenters guiding them step by step how to select, process, store and share seed. 
Robina will be editing this with Reece Baker (Green Lemon Pictures Ltd) from Kapiti Coast.
 
We anticipate both docos to be ready for your download by the end of June, which is when we plan to get the rest of your rewards to you also. 

For those of you who also pledged to ‘Growing Schools’, our documentary launched at the end of last year, you may be interested to know that there will be an article about it in the next issue of OrganicNZ, a magazine well worth subscribing to. 
This will be our third article about the work of Localising Food Project in that magazine, with more to come. 
As soon as your rewards are dispatched, we will be fundraising for our next doco (already partly completed), ‘Perennial Paradise’, previously titled ‘Fruit & Nuts Unlimited’, through an international crowd funding platform. 
We will inform you when this is happening. 

Wishing you a cosy Winter

Robina McCurdy and the Localising Food Team

Robina McCurdy

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    Pledgers 203

    shelley Carr
    2016-04-26 19:01:00 +1200
    Andrea Alvord
    2016-04-26 18:29:17 +1200
    Matthew Edwards
    2016-04-26 14:03:09 +1200
    Lisa Mills
    2016-04-26 12:43:53 +1200

    "I value the freedom & joy of choosing where my seeds come from, & to grow my own seeds. May this natural tradition carry on forever!"

    Kahu Geor
    2016-04-26 12:24:12 +1200

    "Great work Robina. Thank you x x Kahu"

    Melinda Hatherly & Murray Jones
    2016-04-26 12:14:25 +1200

    "The LFP is vital nourishment - on every level! All hail, love & thanks to Robina and team; magnificent and dedicated 'providers'. "

    Denise La Grouw
    2016-04-26 11:32:32 +1200
    David Famularo
    2016-04-26 09:34:13 +1200
    Patsy Blackstock
    2016-04-26 09:15:00 +1200

    "Thank you for making the saving of seeds a priority. The future of growing food starts with the seeds. "

    Bronwyn Barlass
    2016-04-26 08:35:44 +1200
    Renee Vink
    2016-04-26 08:13:22 +1200

    "Congratulations for bringing to the fore and educating the wider community on this very important planet saving life choice."

    Caity Endt
    2016-04-26 07:55:28 +1200

    "This is a vital message. "

    Cree Hatfield
    2016-04-26 07:26:39 +1200

    "Thank-you for all your hard work, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished documentary"

    Beverley Swanson
    2016-04-26 07:12:37 +1200

    "Seeds for the People!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-04-26 07:03:50 +1200

    "Thank you Robina for the stand you have taken for us all and the future of food sovereignty "

    Dana Darwin
    2016-04-26 06:50:07 +1200

    "Thank you so much for all that you do Robina!"

    Ellen Schindler
    2016-04-25 23:40:27 +1200
    Jodie Lane
    2016-04-25 22:17:10 +1200

    "fantastic work guys, cant wait to see the vid "

    Anna Butterfield
    2016-04-25 17:55:52 +1200

    "Wishing you all the best for such a fantastic project from LovePlantLife Seeds."

    Keith Delmar
    2016-04-25 13:11:04 +1200
    Mark Skelding
    2016-04-25 12:23:36 +1200

    "Good for you Robina, hope it all goes well. Lots of love, mark and trish in Thames"

    Gemma Stratton
    2016-04-25 10:07:15 +1200
    Jim Kebbell
    2016-04-25 09:56:57 +1200
    Heather Pennycook
    2016-04-25 08:59:33 +1200

    "Great initiative - it's time to start saving our seeds NZ!!!"

    Nina Taylor
    2016-04-25 07:03:10 +1200
    Tim Lynch
    2016-04-25 02:46:28 +1200

    "We are the world, we are the children, we are the seeds of Love. "

    Ananda Viryam Faithful-Robertson
    2016-04-24 21:55:41 +1200

    "Learning how to save seeds is as fulfilling as it is essential! Thank you for having the best priorities Robina et al..."

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-04-24 20:09:46 +1200
    Guy Porritt
    2016-04-24 19:49:43 +1200
    Liz Thomas
    2016-04-24 19:44:41 +1200

    "Fantastic work on a vital project."

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    Followers of 'S.O.S: Save Our Seeds' - a ‘hands-on’ documentary produced by the Localising Food Project

    'S.O.S: Save Our Seeds' - A ‘hands-On’ Documentary Produced By The Localising Food Project

    Project 2016-03-01 02:19:17 +1300


    In 2013, a team of New Zealand permaculture educators hit the road for an ambitious teaching and filming tour: the Localising Food Project. They captured the stories of 250 different local food initiatives on video. Now, they’re distilling a series of documentaries aimed at disseminating successful local models, and inspiring a more self-sufficient, food-resilient nation.  The four part series 'Growing Schools' has just been released and is already attracting international interest.

    With the rapidly increasing global ownership and scientific tampering with the integrity of seeds, as well as the legislative implications of NZ’s Food Bill and the looming TPPA, 'S.O.S: Save Our Seeds' has been prioritised as the next documentary to be worked on. 

    This educational documentary will show, step by step, how to select, process, store, distribute and propagate seeds – so that each of us can play our part in ensuring the survival of our seeds, now and for our children’s children. 

    Your support will help us towards covering the costs of producing this S.O.S. documentary. Money raised beyond this target will assist with promotion and distribution. We are fortunate to have received and continue to receive a tremendous amount of volunteer time and are fundraising only for the balance needed to fund the editing process.  

     

     

    According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation over 90% of our vegetable varieties have been lost over the last 100 years. With 95% of the seeds available for purchase in this country being imported from overseas, the diversity and availability of our daily food is endangered. So now our hope lies in community-scale seed saving systems to propogate and protect seed for future generations.  

    The Localising Food Project has captured dynamic video footage of inspirational models of seed swaps, seed exchanges, seed libraries, seed banks, and family seed businesses, in order to teach you how to easily replicate these processes in your community.

    This educational documentary will show, step by step, how to select, process, store, distribute and propagate seeds – so that each of us can play our part in ensuring the survival of our seeds, now and for our children’s children. 

    Your support will help us towards covering the costs of producing this S.O.S. documentary. Money raised beyond this target will assist with promotion and distribution. 

    About The Localising Food Project

    The Localising Food Project is an initiative of the Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa, a New Zealand registered charitable trust, whose objectives include Empowering Communities through Local Food Resilience. All work done to date has been achieved by the generosity of private donations and many thousands of voluntary hours of our dedicated team.

    Visit our website localisingfood.com to find out more about the project, view some of our short film stories and download our recently completed 'Growing Schools' documentary.

    Vsit our facebook page, sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch with our flourishing localising food community. Also please 'Like' and 'Share' our work and this campaign through your social media - many thanks!

     

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    You need to pledge to see this update.

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    Update from the LFP Team

    06/06/2016 at 12:43 PM


    Greetings to you our supportive pledgers


    This is a little update about the progress of our documentary and the delivery of your rewards…
    Robina has been working full-on with film editor Tiago Stamato Velasco (Brazilian filmmaker residing in NZ) on ‘SOS: Save Our Seeds’ before and since the completion of the campaign, and also Tiago has been filming four more action interviews to extend its cultural diversity and geographical representation. 

    We have several more weeks to go of film editing, sound editing (by Matt Aickin of Kerikeri) and the creation of original music for the documentary. 
    The main documentary will be approx 1 hour 20 minutes, and the sequel called ‘Hands-on Seed Saving’ will be around 15 minutes. 
    This will be a You-Tube mini-doco on the practicals of home seed saving, where views learn from a range of SOS presenters guiding them step by step how to select, process, store and share seed. 
    Robina will be editing this with Reece Baker (Green Lemon Pictures Ltd) from Kapiti Coast.
     
    We anticipate both docos to be ready for your download by the end of June, which is when we plan to get the rest of your rewards to you also. 

    For those of you who also pledged to ‘Growing Schools’, our documentary launched at the end of last year, you may be interested to know that there will be an article about it in the next issue of OrganicNZ, a magazine well worth subscribing to. 
    This will be our third article about the work of Localising Food Project in that magazine, with more to come. 
    As soon as your rewards are dispatched, we will be fundraising for our next doco (already partly completed), ‘Perennial Paradise’, previously titled ‘Fruit & Nuts Unlimited’, through an international crowd funding platform. 
    We will inform you when this is happening. 

    Wishing you a cosy Winter

    Robina McCurdy and the Localising Food Team

    Robina McCurdy

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      shelley Carr
      2016-04-26 19:01:00 +1200
      Andrea Alvord
      2016-04-26 18:29:17 +1200
      Matthew Edwards
      2016-04-26 14:03:09 +1200
      Lisa Mills
      2016-04-26 12:43:53 +1200

      "I value the freedom & joy of choosing where my seeds come from, & to grow my own seeds. May this natural tradition carry on forever!"

      Kahu Geor
      2016-04-26 12:24:12 +1200

      "Great work Robina. Thank you x x Kahu"

      Melinda Hatherly & Murray Jones
      2016-04-26 12:14:25 +1200

      "The LFP is vital nourishment - on every level! All hail, love & thanks to Robina and team; magnificent and dedicated 'providers'. "

      Denise La Grouw
      2016-04-26 11:32:32 +1200
      David Famularo
      2016-04-26 09:34:13 +1200
      Patsy Blackstock
      2016-04-26 09:15:00 +1200

      "Thank you for making the saving of seeds a priority. The future of growing food starts with the seeds. "

      Bronwyn Barlass
      2016-04-26 08:35:44 +1200
      Renee Vink
      2016-04-26 08:13:22 +1200

      "Congratulations for bringing to the fore and educating the wider community on this very important planet saving life choice."

      Caity Endt
      2016-04-26 07:55:28 +1200

      "This is a vital message. "

      Cree Hatfield
      2016-04-26 07:26:39 +1200

      "Thank-you for all your hard work, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished documentary"

      Beverley Swanson
      2016-04-26 07:12:37 +1200

      "Seeds for the People!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-04-26 07:03:50 +1200

      "Thank you Robina for the stand you have taken for us all and the future of food sovereignty "

      Dana Darwin
      2016-04-26 06:50:07 +1200

      "Thank you so much for all that you do Robina!"

      Ellen Schindler
      2016-04-25 23:40:27 +1200
      Jodie Lane
      2016-04-25 22:17:10 +1200

      "fantastic work guys, cant wait to see the vid "

      Anna Butterfield
      2016-04-25 17:55:52 +1200

      "Wishing you all the best for such a fantastic project from LovePlantLife Seeds."

      Keith Delmar
      2016-04-25 13:11:04 +1200
      Mark Skelding
      2016-04-25 12:23:36 +1200

      "Good for you Robina, hope it all goes well. Lots of love, mark and trish in Thames"

      Gemma Stratton
      2016-04-25 10:07:15 +1200
      Jim Kebbell
      2016-04-25 09:56:57 +1200
      Heather Pennycook
      2016-04-25 08:59:33 +1200

      "Great initiative - it's time to start saving our seeds NZ!!!"

      Nina Taylor
      2016-04-25 07:03:10 +1200
      Tim Lynch
      2016-04-25 02:46:28 +1200

      "We are the world, we are the children, we are the seeds of Love. "

      Ananda Viryam Faithful-Robertson
      2016-04-24 21:55:41 +1200

      "Learning how to save seeds is as fulfilling as it is essential! Thank you for having the best priorities Robina et al..."

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-04-24 20:09:46 +1200
      Guy Porritt
      2016-04-24 19:49:43 +1200
      Liz Thomas
      2016-04-24 19:44:41 +1200

      "Fantastic work on a vital project."

      Followers of 'S.O.S: Save Our Seeds' - a ‘hands-on’ documentary produced by the Localising Food Project

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 26/04/2016 at 10:00 PM.