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March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Sefra Alexandra – The Seed Huntress – as she walks you through how to use your free local seed library that she helped found at the Pequot Library. Tis’ the season to be planning your garden, in this presentation you will learn how to check out seeds, return seeds, how to join her initiative to grow the famous Southport Globe Onion + even incorporate some native perennial pollinator “ecotypes.”
What is a seed library?
A local lending library for seeds. Just like you check out a book at a library, at a seed library you come and “check out” some seeds that you want to plant this season in your garden. The idea is you will let a few of the plants go “back to seed” and then return them to the library. In this way, we together as a community build a locally adapted resource- a “seed shed” -to promote the growing of local food, seed sovereignty + ultimately food security! Join in the fun.
Sefra Alexandra – The Seed Huntress – is an endurance race ethnobotanist on the perennial hunt to safeguard the seeds of our willdlands. She is a fellow of the Crop Trust, a member of the Explorers Club, Directress of Expeditions for The Readiness Collective + has been featured in Forbes for her expeditionary fieldwork. She holds her M.A.T from Cornell University. She believes we should all save seeds, because seeds save.