Nibbles: Calabrian citron, Cherokee seeds, Indigenous food systems & community seed bank in India, NZ apple diversity, Climate funding for food

  1. Calabrians are growing citrons under solar panels to protect them from the heat.
  2. The Church of the Good Shepherd in Decatur, Alabama is growing seeds from the Cherokee Nation Seed Bank in its gardens, and that’s a sort of homecoming.
  3. The Indigenous agrobiodiversity and food systems of Meghalaya in India’s NE are helping local people cope with extreme climatic conditions.
  4. Elsewhere in India, there are community seed banks to help with resilience.
  5. And in New Zealand, the Volco Park Cultivar Preservation Orchard is helping academics teach about crop diversity.
  6. Meanwhile, only 3% of climate funding is going into food systems.

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