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Keeping Seeds and the Stories They Tell

Join us to learn from Amirah Mitchell, a Philadelphia-based farmer and the founder of Sistah Seeds, a small seed-production farm that focuses on seed production of West African, Afro-Caribbean and African American heirloom vegetables and grains.

Seed saving, says Amirah, is taking seeds from a plant that you’ve grown and storing them, saving them to plant the following year. Seed keeping, however, is more intentional in that you are saving seed varieties that are culturally important and that have powerful cultural resonance for people.

In this program, Amirah will talk about the why, what, and how of seed keeping, and how Sistah Seeds not only preserves the seeds from the plants that she grows, but also tells the stories and traditions that surround those seeds and makes them personal.

Tuesday, November 15 (Online)
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Members: $20 | Non-members: $25

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