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(on location at Honolulu Museum of Art School)
SHARE SEEDS (see more photos)
Eating in Public was founded in 2003 in Hawai'i to develop fun and
easy systems that encourage sustainability and mutuality. Everyone
and anyone is free to participate. We do this to demonstrate that we
can take care of each other while taking care of ourselves. Through
participation in our projects, together we learn how to be commoners
and work to reclaims the commons.
TAKE = Act without Shame
LEAVE = Share without Condition
WHATEVAS = Trust without Apology
The SHARE SEEDS project focuses on the sharing of seeds.
Seed-sharing is an ancient practice throughout the world. It is
currently under threat by big industrial seed corporations (e.g.
Monsanto). They want to patent seeds and prevent us from sharing
them so we will always be forced to buy from them. Seed sharing is
crucial to our freedom, autonomy from capitalism and crucial for
our collective survival.
CALL TO ACTION
We are encouraging prospective organizations and entities to implement
SHARE SEEDS stations. Particularly locations with lots of traffic and
used by people of diverse populations - e.g. community centers,
libraries, churches, coffee shops, senior service centers, etc.
We build our stations entirely with scrap and repurposed material.
They are launched with a stapler, rubber stamp/pad, pencils, a
starter kit of recycled envelops and approximately 50 seed packets.
They are extremely low maintenance and self-explanatory.
If you are on O'ahu and want to adopt a SHARE SEEDS station we will
provide one without charge. Ideally, adoption is forever or at least a
year. Adoptive organizations also agree to periodically ink the stamp
pad, sharpen the pencils, restock the stapler and recycled envelops,
and send EIP photos of the stations in action.
If you are not on O'ahu we have created DIY instructions for folks to
build their own, along with template for the decals and rubber
stamp. All support media is downloadable here.
If you do not have the resources or skill do contact us, and we will
try to connect you with someone in your neighborhood who can.
Where SHARE SEEDS are found?
Want to contribute seeds, money for seeds, or just to get in touch?
contact gaye chan email@example.com