Picture 1 – 14th Annual Panhellenic Seed Exchange Festival – Mesochori, Paranesti – Photo: Aris Pavlos
Report – Sofia Matsi for the Movement of Life Cyprus
On Saturday April the 26th 2014, the 14th Panhellenic Seed Exchange Festival took place at Mesochori, Paranesti – Greece.
The festival consists the biggest event of seed exchange in Greece and Europe and it is organized every year by Peliti alternative community. Peliti and its unique activities are a result of Panayiotis Sainatoudis – the inspiration behind the group and its general coordinator along with the constant presence and support of his partner, Sofia Yida and the active participation of local groups of Peliti all over Greece.
Agriculturists and seed guardians from Greece and every corner of the world, meet every year in the small village of Mesochori, in the county of Drama, bringing along a range of heirloom seeds with the goal of trading and sharing them with the attendees of the festival.