18:30 hrs – free entrance
4bid gallery hosts a seed installation to present “Sowing Diversity” a European project coordinated by ASEED (www.aseed.net) and aimed at gathering young seeds activists from 5 countries.
ASEED Europe (Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment, and Diversity Europe) is an international campaigning organisation based in Amsterdam, giving importance to involving youth in direct democracy activities. ASEED Europe targets the structural causes of environmental destruction and social injustice. Through actions, information-sharing events and gatherings, we try to raise awareness about food sovereignty and especially on the topic of seeds. The seed situation in Europe nowadays is definitely calling for action. As examples, we can mention the concentration of the European seed market in the hands of a few huge agro-chemical companies, the domination of an intensive industrial farming model in the fields and in the law-making process, the loss of 75% of the agricultural biodiversity over the 20th century…
However, many people are taking steps towards sustainable agriculture, community development through original food systems and the preservation of biodiversity all over Europe.
OT301 – Overtoom 301, Amsterdam, NL