News From the Field: 
Attending and Speaking at Conference in Thailand 

ECHO Asia Agriculture & Community Development Conference:
Small Scale: Up Scale 
October 1st-4th in Chaing Mai, Thailand

The GSS Field Team is thrilled to be attending and presenting at the ECHO Asia Impact Center Conference in Chaing Mai, Thailand next week! We are honored that our very own Country Director, Karen Lee Hizola will be giving a Plenary Talk sharing about our community-based seed saving efforts around the Philippines. 

In addition to the conference, Karen, Harry (Cebu Program Coordinator), and Connie (Tublay Seed Librarian),  will be attending the post-conference Seed Managers Forum to learn from other seed library and banking efforts, and best practices  around the region and globe! We are so excited to share our experiences and learn from other participants. 
9th Annual Nourish Event 
Filipino Kamayan Brunch 
Saturday, October 26th 
11am-2pm at the Posner Center 

Tickets are still available for our most anticipated event of the year,  Nourish!   This year the event will feature a  Kamayan  style Filipino feast, prepared by our friends at the   Orange Crunch . Kamayan in Tagalog means, "to eat with your hands" and is a dynamic Filipino Food experience. 

In addition to our two wonderful guest speakers:  Rowen White and  Jeffrey Sotero, we are excited to have  award winning Filipino Rapper and Poet  Meta Sarmiento emcee the event. Many of you heard Meta at last years event and we are thrilled he can join us again!

Join us in celebrating all things Filipino-food, seeds, farmers, and community! 

Thanks to our generous event sponsors: 

Gold Level

Interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please  email us!
Welcome New Intern:  Himani Patel 
MSW/MA Dual Degree Candidate 
at the University of Denver

Join us in welcoming our newest team member Himani Patel! Himani will be completing a year-long field placement internship with us as part of her Graduate Studies at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). She is pursuing a dual degree from GSSW and an MA in International Administration from the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies.  

In her words: 

" I am looking forward to interning at GSS for many reasons! I hope to work with farmers in India and refugees around the world after graduation. Refugees often have to live in camps and settlements for years, which causes issues with access to employment and nutritious food. Farmers globally face issues of food sovereignty and sustainable food production. Community seed banks can help address many of the issues these two communities face and the model for training and establishing community seed banks GSS uses is one I hopes to learn a lot from to aid refugees and farmers in the future. GSS is also a small non-profit that has been able to reach various areas of the Philippines with limited resources and a strong understanding of what farmers in the area need. I hope to learn a lot about nonprofit management by working with the GSS team as well."
Up-Coming Denver Seed Saving Courses 

Penn and Cord's Fall Classes 
at Denver Botanic Gardens 
October 4th-6th 

Join our friends and expert seed teachers Penn and Cord for their up-coming courses next month at Denver Botanic Gardens. 

Delve into the wonderful world of seed saving and all the magic and abundance it provides. Learn how to re-incorporate the ancient practice of seed saving, which is the road to food security and true sustainability. Your garden or farm is already hanging with seed; now let s learn how to bank it.
Extreme climates like Colorado's especially benefit from seed adaptation. Seed remembers, seed learns, and by saving it, you adapt it to your environment.

Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance 
Seed School with a Teacher Training Twist 
October 20th-25th 
at the Posner Center for International Development 

We are excited to host another Seed School with our domestic partners at the  Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance this fall.  This dynamic weeklong course will launch you on your seed saving journey and empower you to become a seed educator in your community.

Nourish Event Keynote Speaker Rowen White, will be teaching the last three days of course. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the best and build your seed community. 

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