From Noon until 1pm

At Nature Learning Center

A tremendous amount of information is held within the confines of a seed. Not only its genetic makeup and characteristic traits that make a tomato taste like a tomato, but also the natural and human-selected evolution of that plant. Why do some squash grow bush-like where others set runners? Why are only certain varieties available from the seed companies, and why are backyard gardeners enamored with heirloom vegetables? Behind each individual seed is a unique and rich story. A story that continues to be written today. Olivia will tell the story of the American seed industry and review a few basics so you can become a seed saver yourself.

The EcoForum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway and the Frontside Grind. EcoForums are free and open to the public and are presented at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. The community is urged to attend to learn more about salient issues facing our natural environment and to hear the views of thought-provoking speakers. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center and other upcoming programs call 603-447-6991, visit www.tinmountain.org, or friend us on facebook