Real to Reel/Food Day


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Mon, Oct 24, 2016 7:30 PM


Real to Reel/Food Day

Sponsored by Stuart & Ginger Polisner

Guest Speakers Ken Ettlinger, Steph Gaylor and Cheryl Frey Richards from Long Island Regional Seed Consortium will guide discussion following the film.
Monday, October 24 at 7:30 pm
$10 Members | $15 Public

Join us and the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium for this special Real to Reel Documentary Film Series installment in celebration of National Food Day with this harrowing and heartening David and Goliath story about passionate seed keepers fighting against chemical seed companies.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. 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 reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. (USA, 2016, 94 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Taggart Siegel)

Ken Ettlinger is a retired botany professor as well as a lifelong seed saver and amateur vegetable breeder whose work spans decades and continents. He is well known for preserving the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin.

Steph Gaylor is founder of Invincible Summer Farms to grow and sell fresh produce, collaborate the food community and save rare seeds. She and Cheryl Frey Richards began selling saved seeds through Salt of the Earth Seed Company in 2014. Steph is a founding member of the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium and the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin Project.

Cheryl Frey Richards is co-owner of Salt of the Earth Seed Company and board member of the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium. In collaboration with Steph Gaylor, she began the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin Project. Her specialty is educating beginners on seed saving.