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
Join us for corn harvesting and braiding, bean threshing, squash squashing, seed scooping, mush tasting, and seed songs! This event is open to the public, but space is limited. If you would like to attend, please sign up on our newsletter. Date and registration details will be sent in early October.
This gathering is for the farmers, culinary professionals, and cultural advisers participating in this year's leaf amaranth program. If you would like to attend but are not one of this year’s partners, there are volunteer opportunities for the event.
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.
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.