SCREENING OF “SEED” DOCUMENTARY
Farming is essential to the East End, as food is essential to life. Shelter Island Library is hosting a screening of Seed: The Untold Story this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The documentary tells the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000-year food legacy. Seeds feed us, clothe us, and provide raw materials for everyday life, yet are at risk thanks to mass production and mechanized agribusiness. It’s a shocking but real threat that impacts farmers across the globe. In collaboration with a screening of the film, the library is also offering a Shelter Island Seed Collection.
The Shelter Island Public Library Society’s mission is to provide state-of-the art resources and services to meet the current and evolving needs of the community. Serving as the town’s primary information and cultural resource, the library hosts a number of screenings and community programs, including the interactive Friday Night Dialogues on various topics.