Glasgow Seed Library
Lost and Found: vegetable journeys and seed diversity
Fri 18 February 2022
Photo: Alkmini Gkousiari
Take a journey through the past and present of Scottish vegetable heritage, in a discussion curated for Glasgow Allotment Forum's FebFest 2022.
Rowan Lear will introduce Glasgow Seed Library and chair a panel of local speakers, each with a perspective on plant biodiversity and traditional varieties, why we want to grow them and how best to do this.
Trained as a plant breeder of vegetable crops, Toby Hodgkin worked on conservation oftraditional crop varieties throughout the world for over 20 years and is now based in Leith,spending time at Earth in Common – a Leith-based Community Croft.
Richie Walsh is the Scotland Coordinator for The Gaia Foundation’s Seed Sovereignty Programme. He has a background in amenity horticulture, horticultural therapy and organic crop protection. He has a specific interest in heritage Scottish vegetable varieties.
Désirée Coral is an Ecuadorian-born artist, and is currently a PhD student at DJCAD. Acomponent of her research investigates the botanical trajectories of dyes. She explores andexamines early global exchanges of plants and seeds, from the Americas to the rest of the world and vice versa.
Rowan Lear is an artist and researcher, and a caretaker of Glasgow Seed Library since 2019.
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