News From the Field: 
Partnership with Philippine Permaculture  Association

Last weekend we were honored to host the Philippine Permaculture Association (PPA) in Baguio City and have them tour our farmers fields throughout Benguet Province. The weekend was spent convening leaders in sustainable agriculture in the region to discuss forming a permaculture hub. Permaculture is a systems thinking and conscious designing of landscapes that mimics and follows patterns found in nature. It is often integrated with organic farming practices around the globe. We led an Introduction to Permaculture course in Tublay in 2016 for 40 participants, and two members of the Benguet Association of Seed Savers (BASS) and Karen our Country Manager are proud graduates of the weeklong Permaculture Design Course held last spring. 

Participants during the weekend included the leaders of the PPA including renowned Permaculture teacher Bert Peeters and Maria Marasigan, representatives from Baguio-Benguet Urban Gardeners (B.B.U.G.s), staff from the  Maryknoll Ecological Scantuary, and the Pitak Project a permaculture farm located in La Union Province (south of Baguio City).  All participants enjoyed touring our Seed Library in Tublay and learning from the farmer members of BASS during field visits. 

We are delighted to continue our collaborations with the PPA and help them incorporate seed saving into their standard permaculture curriculum. Later this month two new members of BASS will be attending the weeklong Introduction to Permaculture Design Course taught by Berts Peeters at Cabio Kid Farm
New Website Domain is Live

We invite you to visit our new domain
at This new  site  reflects our renewed mission and vision at Global Seed Savers.

Thanks to our great website team at Awesome Website Guys for helping with these changes!

Also, please note changes in our e-mail addresses moving forward:

General Inquiries:

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 21st 4pm-9pm
Help Us Raise Keened Dough
@Pizzeria Locale (32nd and Lowell Location)

Join us for our first fundraiser of the year! Enjoy delicious pizza and more at Pizzeria Locale in the West Highlands on 32nd and Lowell and 50% of your check including alcohol will be donated to us.

RSVP via the Facebook Event Page or just show up and remember to tell the cashier you are there for Global Seed Savers to make sure your support is registered.

April 24th-April 27th 
Seed School Teacher Training Course
@ Posner Center for International Development

We will be co-hosting our second Seed School Teacher Training Course in April at our beautiful collaborative office space., the Posner Center. In collaboration with t he
(RMSA)  and  Denver Urban Gardens,   this training will prepare and empower you to become a seed educator in your community!
To learn more and register please visit the RMSA website

4th Annual Film Screening: 
MODIFIED- A food lover's journey into GMO's
Thursday, April 26th 6pm-8pm 

Join us for our 4th Annual Film Screening Event. This year we are pleased to be
screening the feature-length  documentary-memoir, MODIFED . This film questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 other countries around the world. 

S hot over a  span of ten years, the film follows the grassroots struggle to label GMO foods, exposing the cozy relationship between the biotech industry and governments. The film is anchored in the moving story of the filmmaker's relationship to her mom, a prolific gardener, seed saver, and food activist who died of cancer while the film's production was underway. 

We are excited to have film maker Aube Giroux join us for a virtual post-screening Q&A. Discounted pre-sale t ickets can be purchased HERE and will  include light refreshments. 
Welcome New Intern: Koe Gonzales

We recently welcomed Koe Gonzales to our Denver-based team as a Data and Research Intern! 

Koe is first generation Filipino-American and he will be graduating with a bachelor's degree in Peace and Justice and History from Regis University later this year. He loves to travel and studied abroad in Peru the spring of 2017. Aside from international development, he aspires to have his own television show someday, called "Koenan Spreading Humor and Entertainment all Over the World." He is looking forward to contributing to our good work this semester. Welcome Koe!
Coffee for a Cause with Venture Coffee Company

Remember you can enjoy delicious Philippine Coffee on a monthly basis and support our farmers at the same time. We have teamed up with our friends at Venture Coffee Company to make this happen.  Learn more HERE

$3.00 a month of each order will support our farmers in the Philippines. This is enough funds to supply a new variety of seed to one farmer. 
Global Seed Savers (Formerly Friends of ENCA Farm)



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