Seed Saving Workshop with Exeter Seed Bank
Tue 12 Jul 2022
Join Exeter Seed Bank for a hands-on seed saving session at the Phoenix before the film Biggest Little Farm. The session will cover simple seed saving from open pollinated beans and peas and wet seed saving of tomatoes. You will also have the chance to take away a few treats including flower seeds for pollinators from a seed guardian/entomologist who is growing flowers for pollinators on her allotment, and a seed saving leaflet with all the information you will need to get started.
SUMMER: Land and Connection
In the summer season, we will look at the relationship between food growers and land from two different perspectives. MINARI will explore a Korean immigrant family’s attempts to put down roots in Arkansas, USA, and make a successful living from the land, and THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM will ask us to rethink our own relationship to the land and how we might counteract the impacts of industrial farming. After each film there will be the chance to hear from researchers and practitioners on issues ranging from regenerative farming to migration, food and belonging.
AUTUMN: The perfect ingredient
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From a shaving of truffle to a dash of cream, the perfect ingredient can go a long way in making a good dish. In the autumn season we focus in on two ingredients – fungi and milk – to see how each has shaped people’s lives and livelihoods. We start with The Truffle Hunters, a charming documentary, which follows a group of elderly foragers in the Piedmont region of Italy as they seek out and sell the finest truffles with the help of their trusty dogs. We then move to 19th C Oregon Territory in the USA with the feature film First Cow, to explore how a chance meeting with a cow and her milk changes the fate and cooking of one entrepreneurial chef and his companion. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the history of dairy in the US and sample some baked goods.
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