What is a Seed?

Help give seeds a voice! We’re crowd-sourcing a holistic answer to this big question about tiny seeds.

It may sound like a simple question, but how we define the word “seed” has far-reaching ripple effects in the seed system and therefore the food system as well. The diversity of ways that seeds are grown, bred, shared, sold, saved, cared for or controlled stems from our beliefs about the value of seeds.

So we asked farmers, gardeners, seed keepers, food activists, and anyone who eats to start off the #seedwords project by sharing their thoughts on camera. Here’s what they had to say.

We’d like to hear what you have to say too!

Use the form below to share your seed words and we’ll start posting them for everyone to see. Use #seedwords when you share so we can keep track of what your friends and followers have to say in their comments.