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The Seed Growers Podcast

May 25, 2022

Rowen White is a seed-keeper and farmer from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and a passionate activist for indigenous food and seed sovereignty. She grows seed outside of Nevada City, California, in the foothills of the Sierras. She talks about improving stock seed to offset the impact of genetic drift to select culturally and bioregionally relevant seed, about building a relational database with NOTION to manage all of the information related to her seed work, seed rematriation—an initiative to bring seed back to their mother communities and lands and it’s implications for reconciliation, and managing space/time/diversity in corn and squash seed crops.
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