Policy student expert on seed diversity

Caitllin MooreUniversity of Washington Bothell Master of Arts in Policy Studies (MAPS) student Caitlin Moore, left, presents “Seeding the Future,” a talk on the importance of organic and diverse seeds, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the 21 Acres farm learning center in Woodinville.

(Kristian Gorman photo)

Moore’s interest in organic seeds grew out of her work at an organic fertilizer store. Ten years ago she founded the Olympia Seed Exchange, one of the country’s first community seed libraries. She has taught workshops and led conference presentations on seed production and the political economy of seeds. 

Moore entered the UW Bothell MAPS program with the goal of working on organic seed policies or related farm, food and water issues. 

In her “Tuesdays at 21” event, the grower, advocate and educator will dig into historical and current trends in seed production and explain why there’s a need for seed diversity in advance of climate change.