Tuesday, October 30
Noble Library Lobby
Bill McDorman will discuss food and the implications of having ten companies own and control 75% of the world’s seeds. How does this affect local food security and the health of our region? More importantly what does this have to do with the nationwide drought and the treasure trove of seeds in the Native Seeds/SEARCH Seed Bank?
Since 1983, Native Seeds/SEARCH (Southwestern Endangered Aridland Resources Clearing House) has become a major regional seed bank and a leader in the heirloom seed movement. The seed bank is a unique resource for both traditional and modern agriculture. It includes nearly 2,000 varieties of aridland adapted agricultural crops and wild relatives representing over 100 plant species and the agricultural legacy of more than 50 indigenous groups in the American Southwest and northwest Mexico. NS/S promotes the use of these ancient crops and their wild relatives by distributing seeds to Native American communities and to gardeners worldwide.
Join NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman for a discussion on this vital topic and hear about the solutions as close as your own backyard!
This discussion is in conjunction with the Seeds of Change display at the Noble Science and Engineering Library.