Forum Sows Big Ideas about Tiny Seeds
People from nine countries and seed librarians from across the country were busy sowing big ideas about tiny seeds during the first The International Seed Library Forum reports the Daily Yonder. The gathering was held in Tucson last week. The group shared ideas and inspiration for improving local access to diverse seeds. The conference also included discussion of climate change and the role agriculture diversity and seed saving play. Cary Fowler is an agricultural pioneer and a former executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. He says in the past circumstances were adapted for the crops we wants to grow using things like irrigation and pesticides. He says in the future we’ll have to adapt the plants themselves.
Last week, Tucson was the site of the first International Seed Library Forum, co-sponsored by the Pima County Public Library, the University of Arizona, Native Seeds/SEARCH, Edible Baja, and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. This four-day event brought together experts and practitioners to look at improving access to local seed resources.