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One Seed at a Time @ Boston's Museum of Science

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One Seed at a Time @ Boston's Museum of Science

Time: March 13, 2013 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Museum of Science, Boston in Cahners Theater
Street: 1 Science Park
City/Town: Boston, MA 02114
Website or Map: http://www.mos.org/public-eve…
Phone: 617-723-2500
Event Type: fun, educational, program, for, adults
Organized By: Lisa Monrose
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2013

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Hello Homegrownies!  For the past three years, I have been working on a food initiative (Let's Talk About Food, then title changed to Food for Thought) at the Museum of Science in Boston, where I work developing programs and exhibits for adult audiences. It has been a real education for my colleagues and me!  In case any of you might be interested, we have a cool program coming up next week and hope some of you can make it!  Thanks, Lisa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

One Seed at a Time
Wednesday, March 13 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 | Buy Tickets

With Cary Fowler, PhD, special advisor, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust; Adam Gollner, author, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Obsession, Commerce and Adventure; and Mila Aung-Thwin, producer, The Fruit Hunters documentary film

Tucked away beneath the snow of the Arctic Circle is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Sometimes called "the doomsday vault," it's nothing less than a backup of the planet's horticultural biodiversity. Inside the vault, Dr. Cary Fowler and his team work with seeds from hundreds of crops that have nurtured humanity since our ancestors began tilling the soil. Their goal: to ensure that the world's food supply can survive the dangers of disease, famine, climate change, and identical GMOs. Nearer the equator, documentary filmmaker Yung Chang shows us how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat in The Fruit Hunters . Guided by devoted exotic fruit lovers, he takes us on a cinematic odyssey through nature and commerce, changing not only the way we look at what we eat, but how we view our relationship to the natural world. 

Following the program, taste a selection of exotic fruits and enjoy a cash bar, featuring tropical Bellinis. Learn how to extract and save seeds, where to swap them, and how to make seed "bombs" for random acts of gardening--just throw and grow! 

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