In Celebration of Seeds


Friday, February 3

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Seed is the foundation of our food system and one of the true wonders of the world. It holds the potential to address some of our most pressing human and agricultural issues from climate change to nutrition, but it is also bridled in political and economic struggles. Today, in the midst of the media frenzy of biotech solutions, genetically engineered food, and transparency in labeling, the positive and heart-warming stories that inspire and empower us are often lost or overlooked. Join a handful of passionate seed stewards who have dedicated their lives to expanding biodiversity, protecting human rights to save seed, and preserving, as well as creating new, cultural traditions around seed. Their stories and images will leave you inspired by the power and hope held in the humble seed.

Speakers: Don Tipping, Farmer/Seed Breeder, Seven Seeds Farm/Siskiyou Seeds; Ken Greene, Managing and Creative Director, Hudson Valley Seed Library; Laurie McKenzie, NW Research and Education Associate, Organic Seed Alliance; additional speakers TBA