Khethiwe Siyaya, Pongola

SIBUYISELA ULWAZI Food and Seed Festival

25 October 2017 - 26 October 2017, Durban Botanical Gardens

Join Biowatch SA for a fest full of the delicious, nutritious and sustainable!

A first for Durban, the Biowatch Sibuyisela Ulwazi Food and Seed Festival will bring together small-holder farmers, civil society and others to experience and celebrate traditional seed and food cultures, and to explore food security and farming in harmony with nature.

You are invited to bring friends and family and join us for a tantalising programme that will include recipes and tasting of indigenous crops prepared in old and innovative new ways, seed displays, market tables, a photographic exhibition, films and talks.

Wednesday 25 October

09h00 - 13h00

Speakers programme including:

  • John Nzira: Seed in the context of agroecology
  • Mpho Tshukudu: Improved nutrition using indigenous seed and food
  • Sazi Dlamini: The calabash and bow music
  • Method Gundidza: Seed and African spirituality

14h30 - 20h00

An exciting programme of activities including:

  • Exhibition of indigenous seed, seed storage and photos
  • Short talks on topics including food security, GMOs, climate smart agriculture, water harvesting, agroecology, fermentation, nutrition, and seed & spirituality
  • Exploring traditional and modern food tastes and recipes using traditional crops
  • Displays of small-scale farmer support organisations and related appropriate technology
  • Market stalls

Thursday 26 October

09h00 - 12h00

Speakers programme including:

  • Mpho Tshukudu: The health benefits of fermentation
  • Richard Haigh: The politics of taste
  • Gogo Qho: Imifinos and fermentation
  • Loubie Rusch: Foods from the wild

13h30 - 16h00

An exciting programme of demonstrations, discussions and tasting:

  • Fermentation recipes and tastes
  • Versatility of traditional food crops, and old and new preparation and processing methods
  • Wild food tastes and recipes
  • Seed stories