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Seeds of Resilience: An Idea Exchange

January 14, 2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
James Watrous Gallery • 201 State Street • Madison
Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm


James Watrous Gallery
3rd Floor of the Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street
53703 Madison , WI

How can saving seeds and growing native and traditional plants promote food sovereignty and preserve community? Join us in the James Watrous Gallery for an open conversation with local plant experts on the connections between saving seeds, preserving culture, and local resilience. 

Moselle Singh, an art activist with a background in ethnobotany, will lead with a discussion of the politics of food, land, kinship, and resistance to the commodification and dilution of traditional plant cultures. Singh will be joined by Dan Cornelius of Yowela Farm, founder of the Native Food Network; Jane Stevens of Four Elements Organic Herbals; seed librarians from Madison Public Library; and community gardening advocates from Rooted, who will share their perspectives on seed-saving, native plants, traditional foods, and plant medicine. We look forward to a robust conversation about why growing native and heirloom plants is important, and how preserving traditional foods and medicines can help to build community and bolster local resilience.

Join us, add your voice, and make some new connections! Light refreshments will be provided, along with a variety of other resources from partners to enrich the conversation. This event is hosted in conjunction with exhibits by Richard Moninski and Joseph Mougel; Joseph Mougel will be part of the conversation and share some thoughts about his exhibit HerbariumYou may also sign up for an afternoon tour of the Wisconsin State Herbarium, which will follow this event.

The Seeds of Resilience event is free and open to the public. As space is limited, an RSVP is appreciated. 


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After serving as a combat correspondent in the US Marine Corps, Joseph Mougel completed a BFA in studio art from the University of Georgia and a MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico, where he also studied video, performance, and interactive media.

Moselle Singh is an artist with a background in agroecology and biodiversity conservation. She holds a BA in anthropology and MSc in ethnobotany, and is interested in the ways art and science are expressed through culture as an iterative process of sensing and making sense of the world.

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James Watrous Gallery 
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25