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On Saturday, April 10, we were joined by writer/director/producer Katharina Stieffenhofer to discuss her film, FROM SEED TO SEED.



Katharina Stieffenhofer, Director

2018 | 87 minutes

When Terry and Monique left the opera to pursue their true passion—ecological, small-scale farming—their story of community and resilience took center stage. FROM SEED TO SEED follows their young family and a diverse group of farmers in Southern Manitoba, for a season of challenges and rewards. Scientists are working with these farmers using a blend of ancient traditions and cutting edge science to develop improved methods for growing food ecologically and in a changing climate.

This hopeful story provides a Canadian perspective on a global social movement that regenerates the land, farming, and communities toward a healthier future for us all.


Katharina Stieffenhofer is a Winnipeg documentary filmmaker, with an interest in regenerative agriculture, environmental sustainability and social justice.

Her documentary film “FROM SEED TO SEED” aims to engage and inform a wide audience to cultivate an appreciation of the skill, knowledge and risk involved in farming and to grow Eaters’ support for local food producers and sustainable food systems.

“…And This Is My Garden”, 2010, was her first feature documentary film about a school gardening project in Northern Manitoba, which empowers students with the skills to grow their own food sustainably in their own backyards. The award winning film has screened widely and is still used as an educational resource.

Katharina’s appreciation of farming and love of Nature is rooted in her childhood and youth growing up on a mixed family farm on a Rhine island in Germany and expanded when her parents immigrated to Canada to become grain farmers in Southern Manitoba. Katharina holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and she works a “day job” in the local film industry.

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