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Seed and Biodiversity Forum
Date Saturday February 26
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Live Oak Grange on 17th Avenue
Event Type Class/Workshop

*Seed and Biodiversity Forum*
February 26, 6:00 to 9:00
Live Oak Grange on 17th Avenue

Santa Cruz Reskilling Expo organizers are hosting a Seed and Biodiversity
Forum from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 26, during which the group will be launching a new
seed-lending library. Attendees can watch seed-harvesting demonstrations,
listen to Manfred Warmuth's talk on perennial vegetable starts, watch video
clips and participate in a plant giveaway.

Suggested donation is $10, though no one will be turned away. Community TV
will be filming the panel. The Live Oak Grange hosts the event at 1900 17th
Ave., Santa Cruz. Call 462-1032 or visit for a more
complete description.

We'll have an hour's panel discussion with Masaharu Noda, Axel Kratel, Ben
Farher, Arty Mangan and Zea Sonnabend. Shane Murphy will demonstrate his
seed harvesting techniques. Manfred Warmuth will teach on perennial
vegetable starts. We'll screen some relevant video clips, give away plants
and launch a new Seed Lending Library. Community TV will be filming the
panel. Admission by donation to cover costs: $0-$10. Please join us!

***Arty Mangan*, Bioneer's Food and Farming Director, works with indigenous
and biocultural seed projects. * Benjamin Fahrer*, a permaculture designer,
educator and activist, recently attended Seed School in Arizona. *Masaharu
Noda* is Manager of Santa Cruz Shumei Farm where *pure seed *is used as a
key principle of Natural Agriculture. *Axel Kratel* is a consummate
orchardist who also happens to be a physicist. * Renee Shepherd *offers
seeds for specialty vegetables and herbs through her company Renee's Garden.
* Zea Sonnabend*, an inspector and policy person for CCOF, provides growers
with the tools to farm with organic integrity.

A couple of seed collections will be available. Thanks to Central Coast
Wilds and the Live Oak Grange for their generous sponsorship.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 23rd, 2011 7:50 PM

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