PNCA Welcomes Founding Father of the Organic Seed Movement Alan M. Kapuler

February 24, 2010

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to present molecular biologist and public domain plant breeder Alan M. Kapuler Ph.D., delivering the 2010 Edelman Lecture on Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 pm. Kapuler is the President of Peace Seeds and the Co-Founder and retired Research Director of Seeds of Change, one of the world’s leading providers of organic seeds.

Kapuler has been saving seeds and breeding plants for over 30 years from his farm in Corvallis, Oregon. He is also the president of “Peace Seeds”: and the co-founder and retired research director of “Seeds of Change”:, one of the world’s leading providers of organic seeds.

“Heritage seeds are essential to our heart chakra,” Kapuler said. “They are important not just because they produce a high quality crop or grow fast, but because they carry the message of the people. They are important for the same reason life is important.”

Kapuler’s philosophy remains at the heart of the current discussion on where our food comes from and how it is produced. For more information on Alan M. Kapuler, visit the PNCA Charles Voorhies Library “microsite”:

In recognition of the 10th Anniversary Alfred Edelman Lecture at PNCA, the College presents the book Alfred Edelman: The Studio Prints. It will be released on March 2, 2010 and available for sale at The Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Craft or online. The book, with essays by Edelman’s daughter Jeana Edelman ‘85 and photographer and art critic Chas Bowie, will also be for sale at the lecture.

Alfred Edelman Lecture | “Ecosanity: Ongoing Discoveries About Life”
Featuring Alan M. Kapuler, President, Peace Seeds
Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 pm
PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons
1241 NW Johnson St.
Free and open to the public

PNCA Alumni: Enjoy a small reception before the Alfred Edelman Lecture!
Tuesday, March 2, 5:00–6:30 pm
PNCA Main Campus Building, Gallery 214 (second floor)
1241 NW Johnson St.

About the Alfred Edelman Lecture
When the late Portland architect and photographer, Alfred Edelman, taught three-dimensional design at PNCA he challenged his students to consider the principles of engineering, kinetics, physics and other subjects seemingly dissimilar to art. In doing so he brought the outside world into his classroom. Founded by Carol Edelman, the Alfred Edelman Lecture was created to enhance the student’s understanding of the visual world by presenting timeless and/or unique ways to examine and manipulate three-dimensional space; and to be a catalyst for lively discussions in the classroom at PNCA.

Photo by Heather Zinger ’10