‘SEED: The Untold Story’

The documentary “Seed: The Untold Story” will be shown on Sunday at the Wilton Town Hall Theater starting at 4:30 p.m.. The film is part of the series on Sustainability and Resilience, sponsored by the Souhegan Transition Network, the Souhegan Valley Food Co-op and the Wilton Town Hall Theater. The movie is free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully received.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. “Seed: The Untold Story” follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. “Seed” has won over 15 environmental and film making awards and is certain to provoke interesting conversations about the way we grow and consume food.

The movie follows hot on the heels of the Sustainability Fair at the Wilton Lyndeborough High School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Wilton Conservation Association, and featuring a Farmers Market, alternate energy experts, do it yourself projects on bee keeping and worm composting, and a tour of the High Mowing Conservation Easement at 5 pm. Follow up action is also possible by attending the Souhegan Valley Food Co-op’s Annual Meeting and Potluck to be held at the Rise Up Center in Wilton on April 22 at 4:30 p.m., also free and open to the public.