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Climate Conversations & Honiton Seed Swap

4 March 2023


Enjoy the last day of our current exhibition 'A Language of Seeds' for a seed swap and informal talks.

To celebrate Seed Week 2023, we will mark the new growing season by swapping seeds, sharing this natural currency with our community. We will also reflect on key Climate Conversations themes including Nature, Food, Energy and Reduce/Recycle/Reuse.

Guest speakers:

  • Léonie Hampton exhibiting artist from the artist collective Still Moving, also an artist-in-residence at King’s College London. Working in collaboration with Dr Jane Catford, Reader in Ecology, Léonie is developing a project exploring perceptions of human and plant “nativeness” to perceive ourselves in relation to biodiversity and climate crises read more.
  • Dr Jane Catford, Reader in Ecology at King's College London (see above)
  • Catherine Causley - Climate Officer East Devon District Council
  •  Lulu Urquhart, award-winning garden designer of Urquhart & Hunt, gold medal winner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 and Best in Show for ‘A Rewilding Britain Landscape’, which showcased a native landscape in the process of rewilding, flourishing bio-diversity and including a beaver’s dynamic habitat.
  • Marc Cadotte, professor of biological sciences at the University of Toronto-Scarborough. Marc researches the links between biodiversity and ecosystem function, how to predict and control invasive species, and how environmental change influences the delivery of ecosystem services.

4 - 6pm (talk 4-5pm, seed swap 5-6pm). Bring seeds if you would like to share or swap them or just come along to find new seed to take home.

£5 (£2 pay what you can). We don't want price to be a barrier to engaging with art and climate conversations. Simply pick the price of £2 if cost is a barrier. If you're able to pay £5, you'll be helping us to keep running these events.