The Ester library lectures are a series of free public lectures held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at Hartung Hall. Topics range widely, but have so far included photographic tours of China and the Aleutian Islands, cartooning and contemporary art, poetry, Alaska history or biology, superinsulated house construction, Eastern philosophy tales, animal migration, Arctic Ocean mapping, and more. Speakers are generally local residents.
Donations are encouraged—and very much appreciated!
The forum is held in Hartung Hall, Main Street & Ester Loop, Ester, at 7 pm. Parking and beverages are available at the nearby Golden Eagle Saloon. Directions to Hartung Hall are available online here (with a tip o’ the hat to the Ester Jelly Jam, which plays at the hall every Sunday).
NEXT SPEAKER: Deirdre Helfferich on seed libraries and agrobiodiversity
“The Seed of Rebellion: Who Controls Your Garden?”
Wednesday, May 22, 7 pm
Why do people raise such a ruckus about Monsanto? What happened to the USDA’s seed giveaway program? What is an heirloom, open-pollinated, hybrid, or GMO plant? What’s a seed library? Deirdre Helfferich, the director of the John Trigg Ester Library’s seed library program, Growing Ester’s Biodiversity, will answer these questions and more, discussing how the concentration of economic control over agriculture has led to a rapid loss of biodiversity in common food plants. She’ll also describe how you can help fight this trend through the use of seed-saving programs, seed libraries, and growing heirloom varieties and unpatented plants. Join us for an entertaining and informative evening and learn how to take back control of your garden.
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