Announcing the Inaugural Little Rock Seed Swap at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show and screening of feature documentary by Zachariah McCannon: Seed Swap.
Please join us for the Little Rock Seed Swap 10-2 Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at the 20th Annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show!
“Gardening Through the Years” Feb. 25-27, 2011, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, AR
Documentary Film Screening and Q&A with the Director and Producer: Seed Swap, Saturday Feb. 26 at 2:30 PM
This documentary film uses the development of a seed exchange and agricultural biodiversity conservation project as an ethnographic lens to explore the seed saving subculture of Arkansas and the Ozark Highlands region. The film showcases the utility of applied anthropology to get the public involved in more localized food systems, presents a wide range of open-pollinated, heirloom seeds of the Ozarks, and illustrates the steps necessary to establish a community seed bank and host seed swaps.
Also, please join us at:
“Arkansas Flavors Farm to Table Dinner” at the Peabody Hotel on Friday, Feb. 25; tickets will be $60 each. Local foods advocate and author, Deborah Madison, will speak at the event.
All of these events are being hosted by the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting local horticultural businesses and educating the public about gardening, landscaping, and horticultural practices.