Following the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the DYNAVERSITY Exhibit “Plant, People and the Future of Food” suspended its European tour. Now we are ready to take off again, in compliance with the national norms of hygiene and physical distance.
We are proud to announce that our firs host in 2020 will be the ‘t Grom museum in Katelijne-Waver, Belgium. The exhibit will be displayed from June 30 to December 31, 2020.
With its 2 hectares of open-air space, ‘t Grom is an ode to the courage and success of horticultural pioneers and growers.
‘t Grom opens the eyes to the complexity and coherence of Belgian vegetable cultivation, from soil to mouth, from geography to genetics. It proves the impact of daily choices, the importance of tomorrow’s food, and invites people to act accordingly. In this way, ‘t Grom’s visitors become ambassadors for healthy food and vegetables.
The photography exhibit “DYNAVERSITY – Plant, People and the Future of Food” will offer great examples of farm sites promoting the value of diversity in agriculture, from the seed to the plate. The exhibit portraits community of people experimenting new ways to foster agrobiodiversity, combining tradition and innovation in agriculture.
The pictures by Italian photographer Italo Rondinella were taken in Italy, Ireland, Hungary, France, and Spain. The exhibit is a key output of the DYNAVERSITY European project. Over the past year it travelled around Europe, being hosted in Italy (Tuscany, Campania, plus a summer-autumn tour), Denmark, and Latvia.
«The Grom, the one and only vegetable museum of Belgium, is proud to host the photo exhibition “Plant, People and the Future of Food” at its site. For some years the museum has added landraces and breeder varieties to the actual museum collection. By showing these works by Italo Rondinella it hopes to broaden the attention of the general audience for the issues of preserving plant genetic resources and how they intertwine with our own past» says Maarten Jacobs, ‘t Grom Director.
Photo credits: Italo Rondinella – www.italorondinella.com / DYNAVERSITY Project – www.dynaversity.eu / CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License). Photo Exhibit credits: ‘t Grom Belgium