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Seed School Comes to Antioch College

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 2:30pm to Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:30pm

In July, Beth Bridgeman, Instructor of Co-operative Education took a group of five students to the Seed Savers Exchange conference in Decorah, Iowa. Seed Savers Exchange is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States. All five students have an interest in ecological and organic agriculture and all five work on the Antioch Farm.

At the conference, students learned that 97% of all seed varieties have been lost since 1900 and that the six largest agro-chemical corporations own 85% of the world's seed. The students are interested in saving seed from the Antioch Farm and in starting a seed library.

To this end, Beth is facilitating a six-day Seed School from September 29 to October 4, on the Antioch Farm in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, featuring Bill McDorman. Another featured guest speaker is Dr. Alfredo Huerta from Miami University who will discuss his work on regionally adaptive open-pollinated corn resistant to contamination by GMO pollen.

The Antioch College Seed School is "a dynamic, six-day immersion into the history, science, craft, art, and spirit of seeds that will forever change the way you think about seeds (and food)."

Check out this flyer for more information.