Join the AgriCultura Seed Conference in Indanha-a-Velha, bring your poetry and your music, and exchange knowledge about biodynamic seeds.

On the first weekend of October you are invited to join the 4th edition of the Indanha Seed Conference in the beautiful and historic village of Idanha-a-Velha in Central Portugal – from Friday, October 4th, 2019 to Sunday, October 6th, 2019.

The AgriCultura Seed Conference is a celebration of spiritual and physical sowing and harvesting, nutrition and food. EACH OF US ARE THE SEEDS OF NOW and ALL OF US BEAR FRUITS EVERYDAY.

The gathering offers a culturally rich program that includes lectures, concerts around the theme of agriculture and seeds, with performing artists from Portugal, Mozambique, Brazil and Spain.

Professionals as well as amateurs will present a mix of poetry, music, agriculture and seeds, enriching each other, dissolving borders and opening the space for improvisation and instant spontaneous creation.

There will be workshops, an artisan food market, guided visits, and a parallel program for children and families.

This 4th edition of the Idanha Conferences wants to develop the concept of AgriCulture. In ancient times it was a common understanding that agriculture was a culture-creating practice.

All over the world there were farmers who told stories, wrote poetry, sang and played around the fire in their free time after work, especially in winter, when the daylight was shorter and the nights long and cold. The Adufe, a musical instrument from the Idanha region, is a living symbol of this long-time memory. Now we combine modern knowledge with cultural traditions through our heart.

Organic and biodynamic farmers are nature-minded, structuring and nurturing the soil, managing water resources more sustainable, while nourishing plants and animals together with cosmic forces, in a true fusion of crafts, art and spiritual work.

All participants are invited to present their creativity and art work as well around the theme of agriculture and seeds.

The participation in the conference is free of costs but you need to take care of your accommodation during the conference.

About Sementes Vivas

The AgriCultura Seed Conference is organized by Sementes VivasHerdade do Couto da Várzea.

Sementes Vivas is the first Demeter certified producer of biodynamic seeds in Portugal. The company was founded in 2015 and is located in the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova.

Living Seeds – Sementes Vivas (LSSV) produces and sells organic seeds of vegetables, fruits, flowers and aromatic and medicinal herbs. All seeds are produced following the principles and requirements of organic and biodynamic agriculture, with a focus on the promotion of biodiversity.

LSSV is working closely with farmers, traders and research institutes to develop the organic and biodynamic seed market in Portugal.

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