Mora Grows Seed Library Kickoff

Mora Grows Seed Library Kickoff

Mora Grows Seed Library Kickoff

“Everything – but everything – on Earth, every blade of grass,
every insect, has been created for Man*”

– Anastasia.

Could this be true? If it is, what does it mean to become true stewards of the precious gift that is the Earth? Come and let us explore these questions together!

Come one, come all! March 23rd looks really promising! Your are cordially invited to the Mora Grows Seed Library opening: bring your favorite organic, heirloom, and native seeds to share. Don’t forget to include information with your seed envelopes: where did you obtain the initial seed stock, was it grown organically, dates, and all the other fun facts that make a seed’s life interesting. Tell us your seed story!

Where: Tapetes de Lana is located on the corner of HWY 518 & HWY 434, in Mora, NM. Tapetes is the local wool mill, and co-op for artists, weavers, potters, and much more. Teas and coffee are served in their recently born Coffee Barn. Their phone number: (575) 387-2247. Visit their website:http://moravalleyspinningmill.com/tapetes_de_lana/ for more information. Tapetes’ gallery features local weavings, rugs, paintings, photographs, post cards, soaps, salves, body butter, crocheted items, knitted items, scarves, hats, bini’s, purses, pottery, jewelry, retablos, butos, crosses, candles, New Mexican salsa, local jellies, and much more! They offer a 40% factory discount on all in-stock fiber, yarn, warp, and roving.

The folks from seedbroadcast.org will be at the library kickoff, filming, and interviewing. Come see their retrofitted bread van: a mobile seed library!

Ancient seed planting techniques will be shared: ancient civilizations knew how to transfer their DNA to a seed, sharing their bodily makeup with it, the seed in turn would alter its own genetic makeup in order to produce the chemicals and nutrients needed by the person who planted it. Scientist Barbara McClintock, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1983, discovered transposable elements in plants, commonly known as “jumping genes”: a plant’s ability to alter itself, a response to surrounding information. Come and learn how to do it at home: your plants will develop the medicine that is right for you, healing your body!

We will have a potluck for those who wish to stay after the seed exchange, to share and learn from each other. Some food and drinks will be provided by the organizers of the event. We are urging any artists, artisans, or small business owners to bring their wares – let us know who you are and what you do in the world! Bring your business cards, catalogs, and fliers – come prepared to talk about your intentions and dreams.

Enjoy a brief introduction to GMO (genetically modified organisms) and the ravages associated with this pervasive technology. Learn what you can do to protect yourself, your seeds, and your neighborhood.

9 – 11 am: Orientation and seed exchange.
11 – 11:30: Showing of wares, sharing of information.
11:30 – 12:30: Potluck – bring a dish if you feel inspired to do so.
12:30 – Showing Genetic Roulette movie, by Jeffrey Smith. Learn more about his work at:http://www.seedsofdeception.com/

Watch the movie trailer:

“In exposing the bullying and deceit of the biotech industry, Jeffrey Smith’s mesmerizing film shines a bright light of hope that we can reclaim our health and our food systems. Meticulously documented, thoroughly comprehensive, and rivetingly presented, this is more than an adventure story with intense drama and high stakes. It is in fact one of the most important stories ever told. Watch it and be galvanized, inspired, and engaged. Then tell everyone you know.”

– John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, Founder and Board Chair Emeritus of EarthSave International
http://http://geneticroulettemovie.com/

*The word “Man” is translated from the Russian, where “Man” is the same as “human being” Find out more about these revealing, and deeply healing books at: http://ringingcedars.com/

Watch this super-short video put out by California actors, addressing Proposition 37: an attempt to label GMO foods.

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Mora Grows Seed Lending Library Welcomes You!

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Mora Grows Seed Lending Library welcomes you to its first seed interchange. This event will be the first of many to come. The interchange will be held at the at Tapetes de Lana, on March 23rd, 2013, from 9:00AM-11AM. Tapetes de Lana has graciously welcomed our presence for this event. They are located at the corner of Hwy 518 & Hwy 434. Their website is: http://moravalleyspinningmill.com/

Our purpose is to save and share seeds that have been adapted to the area, as well as to educate those who have little experience in the art of saving seeds. Events for children will be announced after our first seed interchange. The lending library will be a place for you and your family to obtain and to pass on seeds that have been cherished by locals, strengthening our community’s ability to sustain itself, and passing on wisdom from generation to generation. Protecting our resources and keeping our seed stock safe from genetically modified seeds is one of our goals.

If you feel called to help with this endeavor, there are several ways in which you may help:

1.  Promote event

2.  Create table signs

3.  Create educational posters

4.  Find volunteers

5.  Day of the event orientation help

6.  Clean up

We will organize our tables, as well as our library, by plant families.  We are in need of a wooden cabinet with many small drawers – we will repair it or refinish it if necessary. If you possess computer, artistic, organizational, gardening skills, or if you simply wish to help and don’t know how, we invite you to contact Marleny Alfaro, at moragrows@gmail.com.

See you there! Or before!