FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2015

 

CONTACTS
Cathleen McCluskey, Organic Seed Alliance, (360) 472-0247, cathleen@seedalliance.org

 

‘Seeds of Time’ Film Provides Community Discussion on Seed Conservation

 

Port Townsend, WA – Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and Washington State University (WSU) will co-host a screening of Seeds of Time on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at the Rose Theater in Port Townsend, Washington. The film will be followed by a reception and discussion with OSA, WSU, and local seed growers.

 

Seeds of Time features agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler, who has spent decades educating the public and influencing national and international policy about the dire need to protect global crop diversity. As seed banks crumble and climate change accelerates, Fowler is working tirelessly to protect and expand seed collections around the world to ensure food security now and into the future. He is the former director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and was influential in the building of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.  

 

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased on OSA’s website at www.seedalliance.org/events. Tickets may be available the day of the event but participants are encouraged to buy tickets early. 

 

A discussion and reception will immediately follow the film and be held at the Cotton Building located at 607 Water Street in Port Townsend, Washington. It will include light refreshments and a discussion with OSA’s Micaela Colley, WSU’s Laura Lewis, and local seed growers about topics raised in the film: How can we best maintain the diversity that still exists for our food crops? How do we create new diversity to adapt our local agriculture to a changing climate? The answers are complex and will require collaborative efforts by plant breeders, farmers, researchers, politicians, gardeners, and others. Learn about the Organic Germplasm Consortium, a partnership between OSA and WSU, and efforts for preserving and improving seed on the Olympic Peninsula. 

 

Reserve your tickets today at www.seedalliance.org/events.

 

About Organic Seed Alliance: Organic Seed Alliance advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. Each year we educate thousands of farmers and other agricultural community members, conduct professional organic plant breeding and other seed research, and advocate for national policies that strengthen organic seed systems. Learn more at www.seedalliance.org.

 

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