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The Seed Detective

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Friday 6th October 16:20 - 17:20 | LitFest Marquee

The taste of a Ukrainian pepper in Donetsk 30 years ago had a life-changing effect on filmmaker Adam Alexander. While shopping in the central markets, amid the economic and political collapse of the Soviet Union, he discovered more local growers selling vegetables and fruit, who had been cultivating heritage varieties and saving seed on small plots of lands for generations. Alexander began to seek out these local growers, saving seeds from all over the world, on a mission to bring home spectacular varieties to catalogue, grow and share and prevent them for being lost forever. He will share his tales of seed hunting and the stories behind many of our everyday vegetable heroes.

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