FW: Protecting Biodiversity and Celebrating Cultural Diversity!
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Subject: Protecting Biodiversity and Celebrating Cultural Diversity!
>Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 22:30:14 -0700<mailto:archaeologist@...>
>From: dogyears <dogyears@...<mailto:dogyears@...> >
>Subject: Protecting Biodiversity and Celebrating CulturalDiversity!
> Date: Mon, 02 Aug 1999
> Subject: Protecting Biodiversity and Celebrating Cultural
> [ SWA SASIG ] :
> From: Jan R Bell jrbell@...
> Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society Summer Class
> Native Seeds/SEARCH:
> Protecting Biodiversity and Celebrating Cultural Diversity!
> August 26, September 22 and 11.
> Southern Arizona can count among its unique attractions
> the presence of Native Seeds/SEARCH, a non-profit
> conservation organization founded 16 years ago in Tucson
> to protect biodiversity, principally traditional food
> crops. At the same time NS/S plays an important role in
> fostering appreciation of cultural tradition. This class
> will be taught by two principals of Native Seeds/SEARCH:
> Angelo Joaquin, Jr, Executive Director, and Suzanne Nelson,
> Conservation Director and Seed Bank Curator.
> Angelo will discuss the importance of protecting
> biodiversity, the development and mission of NS/S, the
> "Desert Foods for Diabetes" project and offer a Tohono
> O'odham perspective on the work of the organization with
> O'odham and other native peoples, especially in
> recognizing the important link between conservation of
> traditional foods and crops, language and cultural
> Suzanne will provide insight into the value of conserving
> almost 1,900 collections of traditional crops from the
> southwestern United States and northern Mexico, the role
> of NS/S' new Conservation Farm in Patagonia and how the
> NS/S Cultural Memory Bank will assist the educational
> efforts of local Indian nations.
> Both Thursday evening sessions (August 26 & September 2,
> 7 to 9 pm on the U of A campus) will include slide
> presentations, discussion and treats made from the plants
> of the desert. On Saturday, September 11, Angelo and Suzanne
> will show us the NS/S Seed Bank and the gardens at Sylvester
> House. Cost for this class will be $25 to AAHS and NS/S
> members, $35 to non-members. Students and K-12 teachers
> receive a $10 discount. The class will be limited to 30
> participants and pre-registration is required-please call
> Jan Bell at 520-326-6709. Please send payment by August 21
> to confirm registration.
> This class is presented by the Arizona Archeological and
> Historical Society and co-sponsored by Native Seeds/SEARCH
> and the Arizona State Museum.
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