Best Of Cultivating Place: TO BE A SEED KEEPER, Rowen White

Aug 29, 2019

Photo of Rowen and heritage corn.
Credit The Native Seed Pod

As we head into the month of September, and we tend toward the Autumnal Equinox later in the month, I am reminded of this being one of the best seed seasons in our gardens and in our wildlands. 

Ecosystems everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere are reminded by the light of the need to set seed before growing season’s end. 

I thought this was a perfect moment to return to one of the episodes from our series last year entitled Seeds of September. Today Cultivating Place revisits our conversation with SeedKeeper, Indigenous woman, mother, writer and Seed Rematriator, Rowen White.

Rowen is the founder of Sierra Seeds, the chair of Seed Savers Exchange, and an active member of the Indigenous Seed Keeper Network. Sierra Seeds is a small, regional seed and seed stewardship cooperative based in Nevada County, California. Listen in for more!

 

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