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Seeding Change

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Seeding Change

Linking Youth for Food Sovereignty in Honduras and Canada


Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

7:00 to 9:00pm

Umi Café, 610 Somerset Street West, Ottawa


How does the work that you can do in your own backyard – gardening, farming, activism – connect with the global movement for a more just food system?


Seeding Change will bring together young organic farmers from Honduras, as well as youth promoting food justice in Canada, to share stories and photos from their communities. On July 2nd at Umi Café, we’ll explore food sovereignty – the global movement to reclaim control over good, healthy, local food.


  • Deysi Marisol Ramos Ramirez and Sergio Ramírez will discuss how youth groups in Honduras are improving native seeds, conserving healthy soils, and promoting ecological agriculture on their family farms.
  • Geneviève LeGal-LeBlanc, a bee-keeper and co-president of Otesha Project, will discuss the challenges she faces and the importance of growing and eating local food.
  • David Burnford will talk about farming in Ottawa’s Greenbelt
  • Discussion to follow.


Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Adult accompaniment will be present. Download the event handbill, and share it in your community. For more information email Sarah at smohan@usc-canada.org or call 613-234-6827 x230.


Help create a planet-friendly food future!



Organized by USC Canada with help from The Otesha Project, Sierra Youth Coalition, Canadian Environmental Network, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), National Farmers’ Union Youth, OPIRG-Ottawa, Growing up Organic, Just Food, and Tucker House.


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