THE 26 years old SEED SAVERS NETWORK is the love child of Michel and Jude Fanton. Michel says: .."the Gift of Seed" the vedic Anadana tradition was revived in Australia: it is simply the sharing of local vegetable seed varieties between gardeners. Our non-profit seed gestures revival spread at light speed to Cambodia, Ecuador, Brazil, Papua, East Timor, Bali, Solomon Islands, Bougainville, New Zealand and right back to Southern and Northern India where a growing number of cereal seed banks are operated by village women. At the same time seed & pesticide monopolies benefited from seed legislations international patents ( it is a copyrights on living organisms). The corporate seed-grabs of the century motivated Seed Savers Network to establish over time 100 Local Seed Networks just in Australia. Other locally-flavoured Seed Networks sprouted in 23 countries with priority action in indigenous nations inspired by SeedSavers Michel and Jude courses and friendly hands. Our interns were/are in fact early models of 'seedmules' NOT carrying seeds but organisational models and personal friendship to locals and to isloated farmers' organisations. Note that we do not carry or post seeds in across borders, nor take seed away from and to their traditional owners. ..................................................................................................... THE SEED SAVERS NETWORK...was registered as a subscriber-based charity in Oz, known now as The Seed Savers Foundation. Three pionnering books we published keep us mostly funded (one sold 34 000 copies); Book sales and courses helped spread the seed saving techniques and biocultural seed knowledge. ‘Our Seeds’ the 57mn doco shot in 11 countries was produced and distributed from Byron Bay, Australia. The film is now screened by our SeedAngels and by Local Seed Networks, Civil Societies to litteraly thousands of locations. Subtitles in Portuguese, Chinese French English, Japanese help gather momentum... and friends. The dvd is embeded in a range of webpages. Good souls take the dvd message with them to locals who are often not lucky to travel to foreign cultures, nor have internet access. You are welcome to join in! Just check www.seedsavers.net first. WE COPYLEFT various adaptations of our books (Basque, Macedonian in cyrillic script, Portuguese, Chinese, Tamil) but also lease film rights to broadcasters, publishers, international NGOs as we did for Italian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Basque, Macedonian. 750 video clips in 35 playlists complement the rest. If you reconnize yourself anywhere please drop a line see what we can do together. Michel Fanton www.seedsavers.net
OUR BEST TRAVELLING is when on seed missions. First thing we do is a market visit for what's local and social Then we meet very local orgs we work with. We learnt to travel light to travel happy. an ideal 7kg each depending on climate, includes now 1080p/720p recording equipment with radio mics. DAILY ROUTINE in Byron Bay: from our botanical library to keyboard, to fruit forest gardens (900 species) to kitchen Bike rides to 7 miles beach via aboriginal heathland to tidal lake.
M and J: Fresh food from a garden and the Love of my life. Michel: Playing pan pipes to crickets, birds, bats, plants. Jude: Staring into a fire after a sunset over the ocean.
For Michel: It is ordinary people doing extraordinary things. For Jude: giving birth
Where I am at anyone time says Jude Michel: Hanging clouds in Equatorial highlands with colourful originals. Borneo is one.
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