PermaSask Presents – SEED: the Untold Story

Permaculture Saskatchewan is proud to present SEED: The Untold Story.

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We will watch the film and have a discussion afterward.

And here’s the best part: If you are a Permaculture Saskatchewan member, it’s free!
and if you’re not, it’s only $5. Pay at the door.

Feb 15 at the Broadway Theatre. 715 Broadway Ave

Doors at 6:30 PM

click here to see the Facebook event

from the seedthemovie.com website:

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

SEED is Executive Produced by Academy Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).

Introduction to Permaculture – Sunday March 23, 2014

Presented by the Permaculture Research Institute of Saskatchewan.

At this full-day workshop you will learn about the fundamentals of permaculture design and how to apply the principles to your own garden and life.

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9 am to 5 pm

Saskatoon Food Bank &  Learning Centre

202 Avenue C South (between 20th & 21st Street) 

Saskatoon, SK

There is limited space,  so be sure to register early to reserve your spot.

$75 for PRI Sask members                           $85 for non-members

We will provide beverages and snacks.Please bring your own lunch.

To register:  click on Intro to Permaculture Registration form below, download,  print and complete the form and mail to the address on the form.

Intro to Permaculture Registration form

For more information email:  info@permasask.ca

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December Potluck, Solstice Celebration & Gift Exchange – Thursday December 19, 2013

Please join us for our December potluck, Solstice celebration and Gift Exchange which takes place at the Saskatoon Food Bank &Learning Centre – 202 Avenue C South (between 20th and 21st Street) the evening of December 19.

As is our custom doors open at 6 pm. We will eat at about 6:30 followed by clean-up.  At 7:30 we share the surplus by way of a gift exchange.

Here’s how it works.

Bring a modest gift from home. Do not buy anything.

– This could be something you’ve made – art, a craft, baking, cooking, preserves, produce from you garden or farm . . .

– Or you can bring a used item (that is still serviceable) from your home – something you no longer use but someone else could and might love, perhaps you have two of something and only need one – household item, gardening item, a book, a game . . .

Please wrap your gift, but do not put your name on it. Do not buy wrapping paper.

– If you have old wrapping paper go ahead and use it.

– Or you could use newspaper, old magazines, or fabric to wrap your gift.

– Or put it in a bag or a box or a tin or a cauldron – decorate it up if you like – or not.

The important thing is to bring a modest gift from your home that someone else might like and wrap it.


How the exchange proceeds –


Each person who participates places their gift on the table and draws a number. Person #1 picks one of the creatively wrapped gifts and opens it. Person #2 picks another wrapped gift or takes the unwrapped gift from person #1 who can then choose another gift from the table. And so it goes – stealing, trading and general merriment ensues.

So bring some food to share. Bring a wrapped gift and join us for an evening of fun.

Once again, the food bank has kindly offered us their space to use, so if you remember, please bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

Everyone welcome. We hope to see you there.

The permaculture ethic that underlies all of our actions is three-fold and simply put consists of Earth Care,  People Care and Share the Surplus,  sometimes called Fair Share or Limit Consumption.