Sunday, February 13, 2011

Seedy Sunday Brandon!

I'm copying this directly from an email from Blake Hamilton, the organizer of Seedy Sunday who is doing great work as the co-coordinator of the community gardens at New Era. Everything you need to know, I think!

This is a day devoted to bringing food, culture, community and education into one totally awesome day and night! The brunch, dinner, and social are fundraisers for the New Era Community School Friendship Garden (4th and Louise) and each cost ten dollars. However the Seed swap (12pm- 5pm) and the Food Documentary FRESH (7-8:30pm) are free.

The Seed Swap and sale is an opportunity for people to exchange seeds that they have saved themselves, or from seed packs that they have purchased from some of the seed producers who will be selling seed at the event. Prairie Garden Seeds (Humbolt Sask), Heritage Harvest Seeds (Carmen MB), Aagaard Farms (Brandon), as well as some other local and out of town merchants yet to be confirmed will be in attendance, with a focus on those that supply heritage, heirloom, and organic seeds. Check out for the mission of Seedy Saturday/Sunday's across Canada.

The Brunch Buffet 11am- 1pm will contain some of the most organic and locally available foods possible, the Bison Chili dinner will be of the organic free range Crocus View Farms variety, and a vegetarian option will be available....also, the spicey scale will be yours to decide unlike last years very spicey "mild" Chili option!

The Documentary FRESH is new on the scene and this screening will represent the second screening in Manitoba (I believe). It's a optimistic, realistic and workistic look at how we can take our food security and culture back into our own hands as communities... check out for more info. The screening is free along with the seed swap admittance because it is the organizers belief that education and access to healthy food seed should be available to everyone... donations merrily accepted (we will be making a generous donation to the makers of FRESH).

The Line up for the social is as follows: DJ's Tabernac (locals K. Slimon and A. Vandale), followed by Brandon's new electro dubstep quartet PINK ROBOT. Balanced Records (Winnipeg) DJ's Billy Rockwell, Seed Organization, and Kasm, will get your hips gliding on the dance floor with afro/funk/jazz house/ and dubby braeaks while Redworm from Bass Invaders Wpg will end the night with some heavy beats (dubstep shreddery). Visual effects and interactive wall by Meg Rabbit of POMOPROJECT Wpg. Sound by the Good Vibe Tribe and Bass Invaders. Cash Bar opens up at Five O'Clock.

Throughout the day expect to hear acoustic acts and some smooth dinner music by BU music Dept. friends, and some presentations by local food activists, and seed savers. Come with seeds to trade or with some money to buy. Envelopes will be available so seed packs can be split up and shared!

This is about the future of food, community, and celebration!!!

Tickets to the social (mandatory at 9 o'clock) available at Senate Skates and Marquis Project... no tickets at the door!

If you want to volunteer please contact Blake (573 5314), Ryan L. (724-7960), or mo (573-1940)!!!

Thanks for your support, we hope to see you at Park CC.... Spread the word!!!

Best regards,

Blake Hamilton
New Era Community School Friendship Garden Coordinator

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