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Glasgow Seed Library

Colonial Seeds

Thu 10 March 2022

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Wheelchair accessible

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A heart-shaped plump red tomato

A heart-shaped Corazon F1 hybrid beefsteak tomato. Photo: Désirée Coral

Where do our seeds come from? How did they get here? How have their cultural meanings changed?

Gather for a friendly talk and discussion led by artist and researcher Désirée Coral, about the international provenance of some of our most common vegetables.

This month’s session will explore the tomato’s first arrival in Europe, its early representations, and the unusual paths which changed it into the fruit we know today.

The event will follow a drop-in Seedy Social (5-6pm) at Woodlands Workspace.

This event has a strictly limited capacity. Please only book if you intend to attend.

About Désirée Coral

Désirée is an Ecuadorian-born artist and currently a PhD student at DJCAD. A component of her research investigates the botanical trajectories of dyes. She explores and examines early global exchanges of plants and seeds, from the Americas to the rest of the world and vice versa. Désirée is Glasgow Seed Library’s first artist/researcher in residence, supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.

Event Collection

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Event Type

Talks & Events


Woodlands Workspace, 66 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6HW


6:00pm — 7:00pm


All ages


Free but ticketed


Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Tickets no longer available

Additional info:

The venue is all on one level and has a wheelchair accessible toilet. If you have further access requests, please email