News From the Field: 
600 Farmers Trained and Over 2,000 hours of Education
Last week we held our 3rd Seed School of the year in Cebu City with our partners at Cebu Farmers Market. This training marks some major organizational milestones for Global Seed Savers. 
Since 2015, we have trained over 600 participants
in seed saving and sustainable agriculture practices and conducted over 2,000 hours of technical training programs. 
We are thrilled to see our work spread to new regions of the Philippines and very excited to be forming a strong collaborative partnership in Cebu City. Cebu is located in the Central Visayas Region of the Philippines (see map) and a regional hub for all activity in the south. Our partners at the Cebu Farmers Market have already opened a small seed library and we are formalizing our continued collaborations in the coming months. This will likely include hiring a Cebu based Global Seed Savers Team Member to replicate our successful model from Benguet Province with partner farmers in Cebu to manage the seed library development and expansion. 
We are excited to be forming a strong program model with hubs in the North and South of the Philippines and continuing to see our impact grow in local ownership and sustainability. Stay tuned for more news about these developments in the coming months! 
8th Annual Nourish Event:  
Tickets and Pre-Sale Tables Available Now!  
We hope to see you at our 8th Annual Nourish Event on 
Saturday, October 20th  from 11am-2pm at the  Posner Center for International Development  in Denver, Colorado.  
The event will feature an exciting silent auction, Filipino inspired Brunch cuisine  prepared by  The Orange Crunch , and more!
Join us to celebrate another successful year in supporting food security and smallholder farmers throughout the Philippines.

This year we are honored to have our Philippines Country Manager Karen Lee Hizola join us for the event. Karen has been a dedicated staff member for the last three years and a huge part of our programmatic growth and expansion throughout the Philippines. Don't miss the opportunity to meet Karen and hear first hand how our work is changing lives during her keynote address at Nourish. 

- Table of Six $250 (available till 9/20)
- Individual Ticket $50
- Student Ticket $25 (with valid ID)
- All Tickets $60 at the Door

Funds raised during the event will support smallholder farmers and food security programming throughout the Philippines. We are also looking for both in-kind and cash event sponsors. Please  contact us to learn more about these opportunities. 
Welcome New Intern
With event season around the corner we are excited to welcome another intern to our team. Join us in welcoming Catherine Wiersma as our Development and Operations Intern! 

A recent graduate of the University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica, Catherine is excited to be back in her hometown of Denver to put her master's degree in Sustainable Natural Resource Management to good use. With an undergraduate background in Biology, Environmental Science, and Botany, Catherine is eager to be working in the realm of sustainable food systems. She supports the work of Global Seed Savers through social media management and design as well as assisting with the upcoming Nourish Event. In her free time, Catherine loves exploring the beautiful Colorado Rockies, cooking, bird watching and salsa dancing.
Landmark Case: 
California Court Rules that 
Monsanto Roundup Does Cause Cancer 
and Awards $289 Million to Plaintiff

A precedent setting case just ended in California with the jury ruling that Monsanto's Roundup, the most popular weedkiller in the world, gave a former
school groundskeeper terminal cancer. Dewayne Johnson, the groundskeeper diagnosed in 2014 with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, was awarded $289 million in damages. Johnson is the first cancer patient to take Monsanto to trial over Roundup but thousands of other plaintiffs are awaiting trial, claiming Roundup causes cancer. 

The jury's verdict found not only that Monsanto's Roundup and related glyphosate-based brands presented a substantial danger to people using them, but that there was "clear and convincing evidence" that Monsanto's officials acted with "malice or oppression" in failing to adequately warn of the risks. 

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