The National Hub for Ethnobotanical Research, within the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, has launched a study, ‘Sharing Seeds, Sharing Life‘, on Thursday 16th March 2017 at San Anton Palace. It was a pleasure contributing to this research project while representing the Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation.
The study is a participatory action research project on Safeguarding Local Heirloom and Landrace Seeds. The study explores traditional and cultural relationships with indigenous seeds, aiming to inspire renewed interest in their cultivation for the wellbeing of all.
This project aims to explore and renew the traditional and cultural relationships with vegetable landrace and heirlooms seeds in Malta, and facilitate a process whereby interest in these vegetables is increased to the point where they are taken up for cultivation again, thereby conserving both local genetic biodiversity and cultural heritage.
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