Delegates joining the East-West Seed Post Congress Tour on 17 November, 2017 joined the leading international firm in celebration on the 35th Anniversary Field Tour. This year marks the 35th year since East West was formed in the Philippines. The plant that Asian Seed Congress delegates visited in Bang Bua Thong, Nonthaburi, opened in 1988 and today serves as the firm’s international headquarters. Welcoming the group were scrumptious samples of fresh produce and refreshments, which were enjoyed against breathtaking landscape of golden marigolds, planted especially for the occasion. Eager delegates got to inspect 150 different varieties on four different plots of land surrounding the company’s new international headquarters. Also showcased on the tour were some of the latest seed processing technologies and vegetable growing techniques, exciting new commercial varieties as well as indigenous vegetable varieties in home gardening landscapes. Look out for an inside feature about East-West founder, Simon Groot, which will be published in the upcoming edition of Asian Seed magazine (Volume 23, Issue 6)

Except where tagged by APSA watermark, photos in this album courtesy of East-West Seed

East West Seed Post Congress Tour