Spring is on our doorstep, and as temperatures start to climb gardeners turn their thoughts to what to plant. Green thumbs of all skill and experience levels are invited to attend a program on “Super Seeds” as part of Slow Food Buffalo Niagara’s educational series, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Brick Oven Bistro and Deli, 910 Abbott Rd., Buffalo.
The lowly seed is at the heart of traditional farming systems across the world. Yet as anyone who has heard the name Monsanto knows, today it has been genetically shaped into a powerful commodity that runs our global food system, often at the cost of natural biodiversity.
Our March program, which will be free and open to the public, will serve as a primer on how to start fruits and vegetables from seed, including tips on planning and propagation. It will also include a discussion of the impact of biodiversity on our planet’s health, and how we can do our part to promote genetic diversity by saving seeds and choosing heirloom and other alternative varieties of plants.
The featured speaker will be Buffalo-based seed expert Remy Rotella Orlowski, who runsThe Sample Seed Shop, a mail-order seed company.