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Glasgow Seed Library

Colonial Seeds

Thu 14 April 2022

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Wheelchair accessible

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A selection of coloured quinoa seeds in orange, pink and purple

Grain colour variation in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), INIA Genebank (Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias), Juliaca, Peru.

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

Gather for a friendly discussion led by artist and researcher Désirée Coral, about the effects of our exotic food habits and the impact they have on the communities that grow them for us.

This month’s session will explore our delicious quinoa, one of the latest gastronomic market trends from the Andes. Come and hear some stories related to Quinoa and its journey to our plates.

The event will follow a drop-in Seedy Social (5.30-6.30pm) at Milk Cafe.

About Désirée Coral

Désirée is an Ecuadorian-born artist and currently a PhD student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. 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


Milk Cafe, 452 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8YU


6:30pm — 7:30pm


All ages, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult


Free but ticketed


Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available

Additional info:

The venue is wheelchair accessible but there is no accessible toilet. If you have further access requests, please email