Friday, June 7 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The significance of seed cannot be overestimated: from how we approach global biodiversity to how we choose our afternoon snack, every decision we make impacts what and how seeds are planted around the world. In a time when a few corporations control the vast majority of the seeds planted (not to mention everything else), reclaiming regional seed networks is the foundation of the resilient community, ecology and economy we all strive for.
Celebrating organic seed grown in the Northeast, Fruition Seeds grows over two acres of seed in Naples and collaborates with several other regional certified growers of phenomenal seed.
Come learn about the history, significance and techniques of seed saving; expect to come away inspired and empowered: though much has been lost, each seed evidences the extraordinary hope that exists in every crack in the sidewalk!
Presenter: Petra Page-Mann
A life-long seed saver, story collector and adventurer native to the Finger Lakes, Petra Page-Mann loves all things Small and Unassuming. For the last decade she's travelled the globe, soaking in the wisdom of small scale, ecological agriculture and is glad to be home in the hills, beginning a seed company called Fruition with her partner Matthew Goldfarb. If she's not growing seeds she's likely hunting mushrooms, dancing, singing or sharing a meal with someone she loves. Visit her website at www.fruitionseeds.com.
Friday, June 7, 2013 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Event sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church
3024 Cooley Rd, Canandaigua
Refreshments and Childcare provided.