Feb. 19-21, 2012: Mumbai Seed Festival

You can sign the Seed Declaration from the Seed Festival here: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-people-and-the-government-of-india-safeguard-agro-biodiversity-for-health-of-people-and-agro-ecosystems-3

You can also read Rajni Bakshi’s piece on this here:


‘Celebrate the rich diversity of our seeds and bio-cultural heritage’
Seed Diversity Exhibition | Interaction with seed savers | Bastar Tribal Dance | Community song & music | Books | Films | Discussions 

February 19 to 21, 2012 (9 am to 7 pm), at Janata Kendra,
near Mumbai Central Station (west), Tulsiwadi, Tardeo, which is the main venue for all 3 days.

Parallel events/seminars are planned at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS); IIT (Powai); Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).


The Seed Festival is a joint initiative of groups from Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Pondicherry and Uttarakhand, working for in situ conservation and promotion of seed diversity and related knowledge – our  collective bio-cultural heritage – evolved, preserved and shared by the indigenous people and farming communities of India. This priceless heritage is now under threat of being lost forever. The support of all is greatly needed to preserve it!

A brochure, a flyer (programme of events) and a poster of the Seed Festival can be downloaded here. 

Please visit with friends and family, participate and pass on this invitation (and attachments) to any others who may be interested, including any media contacts that you may have.

If you can volunteer your assistance, please let us know the date/s and time you can be present. Any help to meet/share/minimise the costs would also be welcome. (Please contact any of the undersigned.)

Looking forward to see you !

With warm wishes,

Jacob Nellithanam (Richharia Campaign): farmersrights@gmail.com, Ph:  09425560950

Tejal V. (Nurturing Grounds): tejal.roots@gmail.com  Ph: 9833707598

Bharat  Mansata (Earthcare Books):  bharatmansata@yahoo.com  Ph: 9967371183

Geeta Jhamb (GM-Free Maharashtra): geeta.jhamb@yahoo.in  Ph: 8976275028

Neesha (MOFCA – Mumbai Organic Farmers and Consumers Association): neesha.chris@gmail.com

Ruth (Gm-Free Maharashtra): ruthsequeira@gmail.com  Ph: 9594024202

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