The Berkeley Public Library and Ecology Center present a talk by Liz Carlisle, author of the new book Lentil Underground, an inspiring story of a handful of colorful pioneers who have successfully bucked the chemically-based food chain and the entrenched power of agribusiness’s one percent, by stubbornly banding together.
Following Liz’s talk, we’ll discuss issues facing local gardeners who wish to share heirloom seeds. Neil Thapar of the Sustainable Economies Law Centerwill talk about the legality of seed sharing and staff from the Ecology Center will be on hand to discuss the Bay Area Seed Interchange (BASIL). All are encouraged to bring seeds to share and swap with your neighbors and BASIL. The Ecology Center will have books and seed kits for sale as well.