Date(s) - Thursday, Oct 08, 2015
Rowen White, part of a growing movement for tribal food and seed sovereignty, will talk about Planting Seeds in a Modern World from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Saylor Building, 12861 Route 438, Irving.
The event is sponsored by the Food is Our Medicine Project, Healthy First Nations.
In her work with Sierra Seed Cooperative and First Nations Seed Keepers project, White is revitalizing the human connection to these sacred heritage seeds and honoring their cultural and practical context within people’s daily lives. Integral in this seed movement is the cultural memories and stories and how people regain a sense of who they are as as Haudenosaunee through foods and seeds.
White is a Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and a passionate activist for seed sovereignty. She is the director and founder of Sierra Seeds, an innovative organic seed cooperative focusing on local seed production and education, based in Nevada City, CA. She teaches creative seed training immersions around the country within tribal and small farming communities. She weaves stories of seeds, food, culture and sacred Earth stewardship on her blog, Seed Songs.