April 22, 2013
Food for Maine’s Future
SEED PLANTING CEREMONY ON BLUE HILL MOUNTAIN, COMMUNITY BRUNCH & SEED SWAP TO FOLLOW
There will be a Seed Ceremony and Blessing for the Spring Planting on top of Blue Hill Mountain Sunday, April 28 at 8:30am. Participants are asked to arrive at the base of the mountain at 7:45am for a welcome and 8:00am departure. The non-demominational ceremony will be led by Anu Dudley, ordained minister affiliated with The Temple of the Feminine Divine in Bangor and host of Earth Tides on WERU. Each participant is asked to bring a few seeds, a small planting pot, and enough soil for planting. There will also be a 7:30am departure for participants who need more time to hike the mountain.
Following the ceremony there will be a Community Brunch and Seed & Seedling Swap at the Halcyon Grange in Blue Hill. This event is sponsored by Food for Maine’s Future in partnership with the Seed Keepers Collective and Why Hunger. Hear about the Seed Keepers Collective’s project weaving seed saving, food justice, history, and culture. Also learn about Food for Maine’s Future’s upcoming Seed Camp and effort to create Saving Seeds Farm, a commercial seed farm and training site. The brunch
will include a variety of egg dishes, baked goods, and oatmeal bar. Suggested donation is $10-$20. All proceeds benefit the Seed Camp
Scholarship Fund to ensure equal access to the program. For more information or to RSVP contact Food for Maine’s Future at 244-0908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.