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Bees + Seeds Festival
May 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The March Against Monsanto movement began four years ago and since then; Albuquerque has been protesting in solidarity. This year GMO-Free New Mexico is changing things up. There will be three events scheduled in May that are all part of the awareness campaign.
On Saturday, May 20th, people all over New Mexico and the world will gather as part of a Global March Against Monsanto. The intention of this march is to raise public awareness and bring increasing political pressure to bear regarding Monsanto’s corporate farming and business practices, and to fight for bans of foods that contain genetically engineered or modified materials.
It has been estimated that 38 countries spanning 6 continents and 428 cities will be participating in the Global March Against Monsanto for a peaceful, non-violent, informational protest.
Also, on Saturday May 20th, 2017, the third Bees + Seeds Festival will take place in Albuquerque, NM at Tractor Brewery Wells Park!
The Bees + Seeds Festival is a family-friendly learning and interactive environment open to all. The free event will feature information and education on pollinators, seeds, food sustainability and environmental awareness. There are many activities for children including making seed murals with Seeds: A Collective Voice, planting seeds to take home and children’s art activities! The Seed Broadcast Truck will be on site to record your seed story and be sure to bring extra seeds for a seed exchange. The event also includes art vendors, guest speakers, live music, live art, poetry and other performances.
Organizers with GMO-Free New Mexico want to raise awareness about honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder and the dangers of herbicides to bees and all other pollinators in a family-friendly environment that has many activities for children and adults.
Come to Tractor Brewery in Wells Park to celebrate pollinators, seeds, farmers and the healthy local foods that nourish us. The free event will also feature information on bee keeping, gardening, a kids corner, information tables, Seed Blossoms Art, free seed bombs, and free plant starts. More to be announced in the coming weeks!
Many more exciting things are in the works; stay up to date by liking and following the GMO-Free New Mexico page (www.facebook.com/gmofreenm).
The 2017 event will be organized by grass-root organizers who will have bi-weekly meetings as well as on a new online platform for real-life community action called CivNet – which is currently in beta for the Albuquerque, NM area. To join the movement, please visit:beta.civnet.com/gmofreenm