Spring is here and many coasters are looking over their seed catalogs and planning their gardens. Those seeds are one of the most important resources on earth. They are the basis for our food, fuel and fabric. Yet they at risk. Approximately 90 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that existed 100 years ago no longer exist today according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. But there are people who are working to save this precious resource.
In support of the One Straw Society and Seedy Saturday, the Green Film Series will screen the film Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 pm at the Roberts Creek Hall. In this moving documentary you will meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds: farmers, renegade gardeners, passionate seed savers, artists and seed activists. All are working to save seed biodiversity.  More about this film and trailer.

Members of the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective and the One Straw Society will make presentations about what they do and upcoming workshops and activities including Seedy Saturday. Following the film, there will be a Skype interview with film director Sean Kaminsky and a Q&A with the audience.

The Wood Duck Bus will be bringing movie goers from Pender Harbour and Sechelt to the film screening in Roberts Creek. The bus leaves Maderia Park EarthFair Store at 6:15 and will arrive at the Sechelt Visitors Centre at 6:45 to pick up additional riders.

Snacks and refreshments will be available. Admission to the film is by donation (suggested $10). The Series is offering season passes for $40 for all of the spring films. The passes are a way to support the Green Film Series to make sure these great documentary films continue to be shown on the Sunshine Coast.

The Green Film Series is dedicated to using film as a tool for community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues and is produced by Rhizome Up! Media. The screening events are meant to foster the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action.

For more information or buy a season pass go to: www.greenfilms.ca. To reserve a seat on the bus call the EarthFair Store at 883-9006. A suggested donation of $5 will get you a ride on the bus.

The film starts at 7:30 pm. The Roberts Creek Hall is located at 1309 Roberts Creek Rd.