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Local seeds to be handed out

Local seeds are to be distributed during the Büyükkonuk Eco-Day festival this year when the National Seed Swap Centre project showcases their importance. A presentation is scheduled for 8pm on Saturday, October 10, open to all, at the municipality-restored Kemerli Konak in the village centre.

Project head Ali Özirmak said: “It is vital to protect this disappearing heritage of diversity. Home-produced seed is more successful, as it has more resistance to climate and disease. These varieties are often better quality and more tasty too.”

The Karşiyaka-based enthusiast will also man a stall and exhibition at the festival.

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Was born and raised in London and first came to North Cyprus as a child where he lived for two and a half years. The Island left a long lasting impression on him, for after travelling the world and experiencing many different cultures and ways of life, Cyprus was always there. Sal, as his friends call him, has always had a passion for Art & Design and studied the subject for over ten years and resulted in him specializing in the design and production of contemporary furniture. He has worked in this field for twenty years now. After not having visited the Island for fifteen years he followed his heart back to North Cyprus, where he’s lived for the last four years. Now Sal works on a creative basis for NC Magazine.