February Meeting Recap

It was a full house as members and non-members enjoyed a program by Sefra Alexandra called “The Ecotype Project: Putting the Right Plant in the Right Place” at the Rowayton Community Center.

Sefra Alexandra, an internationally known ethnobotanist who is also known as ‘The Seed Huntress,’ is on a hunt to preserve uncultivated landscapes and transform them into productive habitats by rewilding pollinator corridors. In her presentation, Sefra explored native plants that are grown from an area’s wild-collected seeds and explained the delicacy as well as the diversity of our native habitats.

The Seed Huntress also stressed the importance of choosing the right plant for the right place to sustain birds, pollinators, and other wildlife. Sefra has conducted seed conservation field work around the world, fortifying community seed banks on island nations after natural disasters. She is also the coordinator of the Ecoptype Project for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut.

Here she is below with Kathleen Raby, RG Program Committee member (left) and (left to right) Kathleen Raby, Program Committee member, Kevin Tepas, RG Co-Vice President,  Sefra Alexandra and Lisa Lahaussois, RG Co-Vice President.

There was also Eco59 merchandise on display, available on their website: eco59.com