PRESENTATION: Seeds on Ice with Cary Fowler – October 7 2019
Join the Garden Club of Nashville and the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) on October 7th for a special presentation. Cary Fowler, the “father” of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, presenting Seeds on Ice: Conserving Diversity in Times of Change and Challenges at Montgomery Bell Academy 4:30 -5:30
Dr. Fowler is perhaps best known as the “father” of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, described by former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as an “inspirational symbol of peace and food security for the entire humanity.” The Seed Vault provides ultimate security for more than 850,000 unique crop varieties, the raw material for all future plant breeding and crop improvement efforts. He proposed the creation of this Arctic facility to Norway, headed the international committee that developed the plan for its establishment, and now chairs the international council that oversees its operations.