Virtual Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture:
Heirloom Seeds - Saving Stories, Preserving Biodiversity
with Ira Wallace, Worker/Owner of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Author
The registration period has closed for this event.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Free; preregistration required
Interest in growing organic and sustainable gardens has skyrocketed during the pandemic, evidenced by shortages of seeds and vegetable starts. Join us as visionary seed saver, storyteller, and former NCBG volunteer Ira Wallace explores how tradition, taste, place, and storytelling work to preserve biodiversity, regional food traditions, and seed saving. She will share stories of seeds and the gardeners who save them for great heirloom varieties like Greasy beans, Cherokee Purple, and Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter tomatoes.
“My experiences at the NCBG along with the down home wisdom and skills of observation I learned from my grandmother made my growing interest in organic gardening and seed saving for garden vegetables, flowers and herbs seem manageable.” Ira Wallace
Please note, this program will be delivered in a virtual format. The lecture will be offered via Zoom Webinar. Links for accessing the program will be emailed to participants in advance of the program.