Seed Saving and Cultural Memory Banking: Community-Engaged Participatory Plant Breeding with the API Farmers in California

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We are pleased to introduce an interdisciplinary seminar, “Seed Saving and Cultural Memory Banking Community-Engaged Participatory Plant Breeding with the API Farmers in CA,” to the community.

Many crops with cultural significance to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community have not been improved for production in the US, resulting in a limited selection of varieties available to farmers, especially those that are adapted to sustainable agricultural systems. In this seminar, we will learn about Asian specialty crops, cultural memory banking, and the history and current context of the AAPI Community in California food and agriculture. We will hear from farmers, chefs, researchers, and farm advisors. We will co-create a culturally responsive participatory breeding process for celtuce and cultural memory banking at the end of the quarter. 

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan 5, 3:30-4:30 PM PST
  • Location: RSVP HERE
  • Registration: CRN 13050, 1 unit

Facilitators: Ga Young Chung, Asian American Studies | Charlie Brummer, Antonia Palkovic, and Laura C. Roser, Plant Science | Katharina S. Ullmann, Student Farm