The next Sustainability Seminar examines food security

Dawn Bazely, University Professor and a faculty member in the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science, will deliver the next featured lecture in the Sustainability Seminar Series.

Her public lecture will take place on Thursday, March 28, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Room 125, Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, Keele Campus. The presentation is a special event to mark Red & White Day celebrations, all are welcome to attend.

On Inch by inch, row by row, learn some botanical information to help your garden grow! The 1937 Nobel prizewinner, Albert Szent-Györgi, reminded us that photosynthesis is “what drives life”, and “is a little current, kept up by the sunshine.” Every plant can take in carbon dioxide and water, and make simple sugars, while giving off oxygen.

Bazely is an ecologist in the field of plant-herbivore interactions. She will discuss the food security and its role in in building a sustainable future. She will also share some botany basics to help you understand the importance of native biodiversity, and how it is not incompatible with growing a garden using local vegetables and herbs.