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Biodiversity Matters – Planting for the Future
May 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
What does “planting for the future” really mean and how can the reintroduction of underutilised plants into our food and farming cycle not only promote biodiversity conservation but create adaptive mitigation parameters for climate change?
Join us on Thursday 7th May at 1pm as WIRRED’s Kiesha Farnum, delves into this exciting topic with Dr. Sonia Peter. We will explore the use of plants in agricultural research, agriproduct development, biofuel modalities, nutritional supplements and plant-based therapies.
As the founder and Executive Director of Biocultural Education and Research Programme and Bioscience Barbados Ltd, Dr. Peters has been instrumental in promoting the conservation of plant biodiversity in Barbados through education and research and is the mastermind behind the organisation of the 1st biennial symposium on Plants and Planting for the Future held at the PEG Farm and Nature Reserve in April 2019.
As an entrepreneur she also founded Heritage Teas Barbados, a line of ten teas based on locally sourced plant material, celebrating the heritage of plant usage for tea making and becoming a model example of adding value to a tradition while demonstrating the standards for sustainable utilisation of a natural resource.
Come let’s talk EVERYTHING Plants!
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