Up Coming Events

  • “Save Your Seeds” Workshop

    “Save Your Seeds” WorkshopDate & Venue soon to be announced

    Come join a skill building and hands-on experience in the art of traditional seed saving. Develop an appreciation of the botany of seed, and its role in plant reproduction. Learn from experts how to encourage seed production in your own home garden, and how to harvest and store seeds.

  • Sorghum Sampling

    Sorghum SamplingDate & venue to be announced soon

    As a pre-event to the 2015 Festival of Millet, come join BENIH BALI’s food tasting of a range of recipes using locally grown sorghum. Learn about the versatility of sorghum as a substitute for rice and wheat products, including its impressive nutritional content.

Seed Stories

  • Dr Vandana Shiva Inspires BENIH BALI Programby Mary Jane Edleson

    Dr Vandana Shiva Inspires BENIH BALI Program

    In August, Dr Vandana Shiva visited Jakarta, east Java and Bali, inspiring large audiences on the importance of our endless fight for seed freedom. Under a program entitled OUR SEEDS, OUR FUTURE: Strengthening Indonesia’s Food Sovereignty, several non-profit organizations, including Mantasa, Slow Food Bali and IDEP Foundation, collaborated to develop a special program in Bali. Besides making a powerful presentation at a Celebration Dinner and Seminar in Bali, Vandana Shiva visited the Greenschool and had a chance to tour the UNESCO living cultural rice producing area of Jatiluwih.

  • Call to Action: Local Seed!by Mary Jane Edleson

    Call to Action: Local Seed!

    We live in a time of uncertainty, from climate change to polarized viewpoints and values. At the same time a growing body of people are working to define new models to protect our genetic commons in the public domain. The organic food industry is also becoming more aware of seed as critical to food production and the quality and integrity of their products, as well as the challenges and needs before us.

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