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SHARE BIODIVERSITY AT THE NWRAGE SEED, PLANT AND HERB SWAP.

1st Annual NWRAGE Seed, Plant, and Herb Swap with movie and GE-free potluck will be held on Sunday December 1st, from 2-6pm at the RAGE office located at 1421 SE Stark St.
Preserve Biodiversity! Share it with new friends at the 1st annual:

NORTHWEST RESISTANCE AGAINST GENETIC ENGINEERING SEED, PLANT, AND HERB SWAP, WITH A GE-FREE POTLUCK + MOVIE!

Movie: "Seeds of Freedom" A Navdanya (Indian seed movement) film.

Since agriculture began farmers have saved and swapped their seeds with other farmers increasing the varieties they grow and preserving and increasing biodiversity by mixing seeds grown in different locales. To this day over a billion farmers continue to save their own seed and swap it with others. This cooperation is under direct threat from the Biotechnology industry as they try to homogenize, and control world agriculture through Terminator technology (sterile seeds) and making the saving of seeds illegal. Come join local gardeners, farmers, herbalists, and others as we continue this ancient practice and trade seeds and plants we have grown and collected, swap stories, watch a movie and eat wonderful GE-free food.




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When: Sunday December 1st from 2-6pm. Introductions at 2pm, movie at 2:30, seed swap, then potluck at 5pm.

Where: Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering office 1421 SE Stark St. (refridgerator, hotplate and microwave available for use) Call Mark for more info - Phone: 503.239.6841 or email at  info@nwrage.org

What to bring: open pollinated seeds, plants - herbs or vegies or flowers, GE-Free potluck dish and your own utensils, empty seed packets or envelopes - we will make envelopes at the swap as well. Bring your friends. You do not have to have seeds to share to participate.

Information will be provided on: seed saving, organic open pollinated seed sources (including the federal governments free seeds from the national germplasm system), doing your own breeding and what you can do to preserve biodiversity and prevent the intrusion of genetic engineering into our lives and ecosystems.









-Bureaucrat Oxymoron Quote of the Month-

"It wasn't luck" that inspectors caught the problems before any unapproved products entered the food supply, she said. "It was planned luck." -Cindy Smith (acting head of biotechnology regulation for the USDA) speaking about the contamination of 500,000 bushels of Soybeans in Nebraska contaminated with genetically engineered corn designed to produce a pig vaccine and the contamination of conventional corn in Iowa with an udisclosed drug produced in genetically engineered corn grown in a neighboring field.

homepage: homepage: http://www.nwrage.org

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fantastic! 21.Nov.2002 23:16

anarcho gardener

FOOD NOT LAWNS!

Every available patch of ground in Portland should be planted with food and herbs.

Rip up the asphalt and let the Earth breathe.

jump on the garden wagon 22.Nov.2002 17:53

carrot head

i remember traveling in england on the trains and every back
yard had a vegetable garden - every back yard had a vegetable garden - every back yard had a vegetable garden

do you realize how many resources are involved in bringing produce to the market, especially from overseas?

if you don't drive a car, ur helping the environment and not plugging into the oil-war machine in one respect but if you ain't growing your food, ur contributing to the oil-war machine in a nuther way

get out your hoe, grab your knee pads and get into the Earth!