GARDENS OF DESTINY: a documentary about food security

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Has North America taken too many risks with its agriculture? In Gardens of Destiny we meet Dan Jason, an organic gardener on Salt Spring Island, on the Canadian west coast. Jason is the head of the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada, a network of gardeners from around the world working to preserve as much plant diversity as possible. This film explores Dan’s garden and seed world and investigates with several sustainable development specialists such issues as genetic engineering, terminator seeds and the pitfalls of industrial agriculture in North America.

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Filmmaker Jocelyn Demers meets Dan Jason on Salt Spring Island on Canada’s west coast. Dan is an organic gardener with a fantastic selection of seeds, vegetables, grains, medicinal plants and flowers. He is also the head of the grassroots organization called the Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada, a network of Canadian gardeners who are preserving as much plant diversity as is possible. Mr. Jason has been a long time critic of the non-organic food system in North America. Jocelyn Demers explores Dan’s garden and seed world and investigates what other experts from the agriculture milieu think about Dan’s observations.

GARDENS OF DESTINY investigates many important issues related to pollution and health. These include genetic engineering, Terminator seeds and the pitfalls of industrial agriculture. Additionally, it examines how organic food has proven to be protective against cancer.

GARDENS OF DESTINY offers several easy and sometimes fun solutions for citizens and governments. Two of these remedies include supporting organic growers and starting your own organic garden.

Produced and Directed by Jocelyn Demers

63 minutes

Official Festival Selection:
Victoria BC Slow Food Film festival

Scenes:
1-Dan Jason
2-Taste
3-Diversity
4-Water
5-Insects
6-Flowers
7-Medicinal plants
8-Sacred Tobacco
9- Political statements
10-Productivity
11-Pollution
12-GMO
13-Cancer
14-Grains
15- Exceptional varieties
16-Seed bank
17-Terminator seeds
18-Absolute control
19-Solutions
20-A thinking artist
21-Conclusion

Additional information

Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in
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Reviews

  1. staffadmin

    What people are saying:
    Our Slow Food chapters inquire about food movies they can show, and I am happy to add this film to the list of movies I recommend.
    -Jerusha Klemperer, Program Manager, Networks and Partnerships, Slow Food USA.

    I will surely recommend it as I get asked for recommendations
    -Marsha Weiner, U.S. voting member of the Food and Film Academy (Bologna, Italy).

    I recommend it! This is huge!
    –Judy, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (Vancouver).

    I liked the movie very much and have recommended it in our next issue of The Organic Report.
    -Lori Wyman, Education and Information Services Administrator, Organic Trade Association USA

    It was our best attended film and everyone very much enjoyed it.
    – Robin Rivers, Our Big Earth Media Co.

    The film investigates many important issues related to pollution and health. These include: How humans have died because of genetically modified plants, the resilience that results in insects and pests because pesticides are utilized in agriculture; and why some countries have environmental courts of justice. The film also reveals how a major food crisis was created because of mono crops due to pressure from the World Bank. Additionally, it examines how organic food has proven to be protective against cancer
    – Ethical purchasing, Victoria, Canada.

    GARDENS OF DESTINY offers several easy and sometimes fun solutions for citizens and governments. Two of these remedies include supporting organic growers and starting your own organic garden.
    – Slow Food Vancouver.

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