crops and cultures presentation

posted March 2, 2010

by a young farmer from New Jersey.


Crops and Cultures: The Preservation of Heirloom Varieties
A slide show and talk by Adam Forbes
Monday, March 22 at 7PM; Princeton Public Library’s Community Room
Free and open to the Public

The loss of traditional crop varieties means not only a loss of ecological biodiversity, but also the destruction of cultures and farming systems worldwide. Fortunately, efforts are being made all around the globe to help preserve this heritage. Adam Forbes spent a year traveling the world studying the cultural and ecological importance of seed diversity. In his travels, Adam visited community seed banks, worked alongside farmers learning how to plant and harvest ancient grains, and investigated the range of efforts being undertaken to preserve biodiversity in our agricultural crops.
The Whole Earth Center and the Princeton Environmental Film Festival invite you to spend an inspiring evening with us as Adam recounts stories from the trip, accompanied by his beautiful photographs of farmers and landscapes from India, Italy, Thailand, Ethiopia, Peru, and Greece. Learn about what is being done to save our seeds and how you can get involved in the seed movement both locally and globally.
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ABOUT ADAM FORBES: Adam Forbes is a young farmer from New Jersey. After graduating with honors in Community and Sustainable Agriculture from Pitzer College, he was awarded the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The Fellowship allowed Adam to spend a year traveling in India, Peru, Ethiopia, Thailand, Italy, Greece, and Canada studying seed saving and biodiversity in food crops. Adam has worked on organic farms in NJ, started school gardens in California, organized community gardens in NYC, and much more.
THE PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY is located at 65 Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton. Parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the Library.crop