to Aug 25

2019 Student Organic Seed Symposium

The Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS) is an annual gathering of graduate students, researchers, farmers, and seed industry professionals working in organic seed systems. This year’s theme “Seed Stories: Narratives of Self, Science, Spirit, and Social Context” features the following speakers:

Rowen White / Sierra Seeds   ∙ Ken Greene / Seedshed

Jason Cavatorta / Earthworks Seeds   ∙ Kristyn Leach / Namu Farm

Dan Cornelius / Intertribal Ag Council   ∙ Yusuf Bin-Rella / Food Routes

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7:00 PM19:00

Planting Sacred Seeds in a Modern World

Planting Sacred Seeds in a Modern World: Restoring Indigenous Seed Sovereignty with Rowen White, Mohawk Seed Keeper and Indigenous Seed Food Sovereignty Activist

Join us for an evening of sacred seed stories with guests from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. Come learn about sacred seeds, the importance of seeds to preserving culture, and how this project, and others like it, have nurtured cross-cultural healing and inspired hope.


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6:30 PM18:30

The Power of Seeds

Seedshed Co-Director Ken Greene will be speaking about the importance of protecting local seed diversity and Seedshed's programs that help communities share seeds in ways that grow social, food, environmental, and seed justice solutions. Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff, NY. Free and open to the public.

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