Dr. Cary Fowler, father of the international Seed Vault

  • October 07, 2019
  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Montogomery Bell Academy Nashville

The Garden Club of Nashville in conjunction with the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative would like to invite you to hear Dr. Cary Fowler in Nashville on October 7th at 4:30pm at Montgomery Bell Academy. 


Dr. Fowler is perhaps best known as the "father" of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, described by former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as an "inspirational symbol of peace and food security for the entire humanity." The Seed Vault provides ultimate security for more than 850,000 unique crop varieties, the raw material for all future plant breeding and crop improvement efforts. He proposed the creation of this Arctic facility to Norway, headed the international committee that developed the plan for its establishment, and now chairs the international council that oversees its operations. Dr. Fowler was awarded the Elizabeth Craig Weaver Proctor Medal by The Garden Club of America this past spring.


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