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Bio-Diversity with Sefra Alexandra
05/30/2022 @ 12:00 pm EDTFREE!
Sefra Alexandra – The Seed Huntress – an ethnobotanist on a perennial expedition to preserve and restore the flora of wildlands through the conservation of seed.
What do Seeds have to do with Bio-Diversity?
As a fellow of the Crop Trust, Sefra highlighted the vital role the global seed banking system – the Genebank Platform -plays in safeguarding the diversity of crop wild relatives.
Sefra is currently leading – The Ecotype Project – to amplify the amount of truly local native seed available for ecological restoration, by creating the first ecoregional supply chain in the Northeast, USA. In 2020 she began BOATanical.org where she guides expeditions that are “paddlin’ for the pollinators,” planting native plants by boat along riparian corridors. Sefra holds her M.A.T. in agroecological education from Cornell University, is a WINGS WorldQuest expedition flag carrier, member of the Explorers Club and runs a wilderness skills school- The Readiness Collective. In her free time you can find her race directing youth endurance events for Spartan Race at – Puddy’s – the site of her wilderness tent camp retreat.
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