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Lost and Found: vegetable journeys and seed diversity // FebFest Day 2 of 6

Friday 18 February 2022 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm UTC+0

Take a journey through the past and present trajectories of Scottish heritage vegetables.

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 of traditional 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. 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.

Rowan Lear is an artist, researcher, and a caretaker of Glasgow Seed Library since 2019.

Toby Hodgkin
Richie Walsh
Désirée Coral

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