Featuring Rising Appalachia Music, Love Dustin Thomas, Peia & Tarran the Tailor
Mayne Isl May 9 – Saltspring Isl May 12
Galiano Isl May 13 – Gabriola May 14
Denman May 18 – Lund – may 19
Sunshine Coast May 20 – Victoria May 22 – Vancouver May 23
Beginning in 2014, a group of musicians, farmers, filmmakers, writers and photographers have set off on the Sea to Seed Tour, a month long sailing trip up through the Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea in British Columbia. They are on an experimental mission to collect and share the stories of the farming communities sown along the coast. While exploring the importance of localizing food systems, homesteading, organic farming, community building and permaculture they are also engaging the role that art and culture can play in supporting these ways, evolving educational forums and creating positive change.
Along with telling these stories through their various art forms, they have been hosting music concerts and farm to table feasts as a means of creating connections within and between the communities on the islands and an expansive network of potential allies.
Food, language and music carry the beating heart of culture, they hold the possibility of remembering, of realigning ourselves with the simple values of caring for ourselves, each other and the great wild world. We hope to inspire a collective story telling rooted in the fertile soil of generative celebration that cultivates a real way of living with integrity.
By creating a sailboat tour fed primarily through locally sourced food, the Sea to Seed Tour hopes to embody the very ideals we are promoting, creating models for the post-petroleum reality we are swiftly heading towards. The aim of this adventure is to explore how art and culture feed into sustainable farming structures around the Islands; to investigate the cohesion and synergy to be found in such structures and how they can inspire a greater shift in our current society both locally and globally.