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Tuesday, November 30 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Seed Stories: The Roots of Seed Justice

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As a grower, have you asked yourself: Where do my seeds come from? Whose hands have they passed through? What stories might they tell?

This session will spark curiosity about the relationships that can be built through hearing and telling the histories of the crop varieties we grow, eat, and sell. Participants will leave with inspiration to reflect on their own relationship to seeds, including their ancestral seeds. Sharing stories about seed is one way growers can build a relationship with folks who are, and have been the traditional, ancestral seedkeepers of the seeds we grow. Donating, buying, tithing and implementing seed reparations also strengthen the relationships between grower and seedkeeper.

Kahehtoktha,Janice Brant from Kenhteke Seed Sanctuary and Amirah Mitchell from TrueLove Seeds will be be sharing the importance of knowing and understanding seed stories and how this has led them to the work they do growing, selecting, championing, and rematriating seeds with their ancestral communities and strengthening the link between stories and seeds.


For those interested in corn growing here is a free booklet by Jane Mt. Pleasant, called TRADITIONAL IROQUOIS CORN Its History, Cultivation, and Use: https://ecommons.cornell.edu/bitstream/handle/1813/67190/NRAES-179.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y  

Speakers
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Amirah Mitchell

Sistah Seeds
Amirah Mitchell is a farmer, seedkeeper and community educator. She holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Temple University and has worked in agriculture since 2007. She has worked on urban farms in Massachusetts, Georgia and Pennsylvania, including four years at Truelove Seeds, a Philadelphia-based... Read More →
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Kahehtoktha, Janice Brant

Ratinenhayen:thos
Brant (OCT, M.Ad.Ed., B.Ed., BAH Indigenous Studies) is Kanyenke’haka (Mohawk) from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She sits with the Bear clan and was raised in a farming family. She has benefited from the wisdom of her parents and grandparents that practiced both traditional and... Read More →


Tuesday November 30, 2021 9:30am - 11:00am EST
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