Living Seed and Living Soil are the foundation for living lasting society.

A message from Dr Vandana Shiva for International Biodiversity Day (May 22) and the March Against Monsanto (May 23).

Dr Shiva reminds us of the importance of our biodiversity and introduces us to 2 films from the 5 part series called Living Farms –

Part 1: The Living Seed:

The Living Seed from Tadpole Artists Collective on Vimeo.


The Living Seed from Tadpole Artists Collective on Vimeo.

Part 2: The Living Soil: coming soon


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About Navdanya

Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.

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