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January 2019

Talk: ‘Climate resilience through science, practice, and public participation’

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Large Seminar Room, Level 1, The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street
Cambridge, CB2 3QY United Kingdom
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Enhancing both community and ecosystem resilience to climate change requires scientific research, practical interventions and public participation. Professor Adina Merelender of the University of California will illustrate these three interconnected approaches, revealing a disconnect between connectivity science and practice. Finally, she will share her strategic plan for a programme to communicate and engage in local efforts to advance community and ecosystem resilience. This talk is part of the CCI Conservation Seminar series. More info at http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/110614.

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Seedy Sunday – Trumpington Seed Swap

January 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Trumpington Village Hall, High Street
Trumpington, CB2 9HZ United Kingdom
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If you're planning to grow fruit, flowers or vegetables in 2019, this event can help to set you up for the season! Bring self-saved seeds to exchange, exchange bought surplus seed, or take seeds in exchange for a small donation. If you don't have any spare seeds, don't worry - there are always plenty to go round. There will be refreshments and cakes, and lots of stalls including seed merchants, bread makers and community groups. Admission is £2 for adults, free…

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Vegan Supper Evening at Cafe Abantu

January 31 @ 7:30 pm
Cafe Abantu, 42 Hobson Street
Cambridge, CB1 1NL United Kingdom
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Celebrate the end of Veganuary and treat yourself to a delicious three-course vegan dinner at Cafe Abantu! Don't miss out on their mouth-watering menu, including a portobello and wild mushroom medley, a Sicilian caponata and toffee apple cake! If this is your first vegan food experience, what better way to give it a go? Price per person: £29.95. Booking open until 25th January, call them on 01223 350920 or email wendy@cafe-abantu.co.uk. For more details visit their Facebook page @Cafeabantu.

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February 2019

Linking biodiversity conservation with agricultural sustainability

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street
Cambridge, CB2 3QZ United Kingdom
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Hosted by Cambridge Conservation Initiative this seminar by Professor Pamela Matson from Stanford University will discuss the role of agricultural sustainability  in biodiversity conservation research and action. The talk is open to anyone to attend and will take place in the Large Seminar Room, Level 1, of the David Attenborough Building. It will be followed by a wine reception in the David Attenborough Building Common Room where attendees have a chance to meet the speaker informally. More details at http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/110623.  …

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March 2019

Talk: ‘I’m a Confused Consumer, Get Me Out of Here!’

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge

Join this series of short talks to discuss consumer behaviour, what food manufacturers and retailers are doing to catch our attention, and how we can help each other to make the right food choices.  More details at https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/events/confused. Booking is essential and opens at 11am on Monday, 11th February 2019.

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Talk: ‘Millets for the Millions: Switching to Small Grains for Sustainable Farming’

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge

Join Professor Martin Jones and Dr Shreya Sinha to discover the ancient and modern practices of growing millets: from prehistoric beginnings of millet farming to today’s challenges faced by Indian small holders. Millets are high in nutrients, quick to grow and resilient to the effects of climate change. Once among the most widespread crops in the world, this seed's popularity has declined in favour of wheat, maize and rice. Yet, these small-grain cereals are on track to make a comeback…

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