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Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke, and Raj Patel.

Join us for an early EARTH DAY outdoor film amongst the daffodils at Ronald Lee Fleming’s historic house & gardens in partnership with Newport Dafodil Days Festival!


  • For maximum comfort, bring a chair, wear some layers, & grab a blanket!
  • There will be no parking at Bellevue House, the neighborhood provides plenty of on-street parking
  • Please enter through the gate on Berkeley Avenue near Bellevue Avenue
  • Food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar & Free Popcorn
  • Cash Bar: Wine, Beer, & specialty cocktail by “The Cocktail Guru” Jonathan Pogash
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
  • Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport

Free Event – Suggested $5 Donation 

6:00pm: Venue opens for picnicking & strolling the magnificent gardens. Food vendors & Cash Bar open.
6:30pm: Pre-film live music featuring Bill Bartholomew
7:45pm: Film, followed by Q&A with with Will Bonsall (farmer, seed-saver, founder of The Scatterseed Project & film subject)
Run time: 94 minutes
Directors: Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz
Producers: Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub, Phil Fairclough
Seed: The Untold Story
This is a past event

An eco-doc centered on the glories of diversity in the world's population of edible plants, SEED: The Untold Story contains just enough gourmet touches to draw foodies into the audience alongside the usual environmentalist crowd.”


The most essential, illuminating and enraging film since Food, Inc.


This is a gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as it’s subjects devote to saving the remaining varieties of seeds.”


A rare documentary from filmmakers who are not just capable but also in love with their craft. It’s a wonder of photography, animation, and sound, and it’s a testament to its editors that the many interviews with activists and scientists are compelling and informative, sometimes even poetic.”

Presenting sponsor of newportFILM Outdoors