Welcome to Seed Stewards

Fostering connections between plants, people and our shared traditions!

Join Us on a Seed Stewards Exploration

Seed Stewards is an eight month farmer-led journey exploring Asian and Palestinian heritage crops. Over the course of our time together we will explore questions like, 

What are the stories carried by our seeds? 

What are the histories illuminated by our foods? 

How can we collectively tend to plants and seeds in order to amplify and grow our traditions?

The program runs from May to December 2021. Each month, one of our member farms will share exciting information about a beloved crop. Participants will get an inside peek into life on the farm and together we will:

SHARE recipes, stories, memories with one another!

LEARN and NERD out about the interesting lives of your favorite crops 

CREATE a cultural memory bank, with activities and zines for kids and families

BE INSPIRED by farmers and surprise guests, such as chefs, seed keepers, aunties, and more.

We hope that by coming together and recognizing the ways culture and plants inform each others’ evolutions, we can foster biodiversity, healthier ecosystems, and a more equitable food system.

This season, our participating Seed Stewards farmers include:

  • Kristyn Leach, Namu Farm/Choi and Daughters, Winters, CA
  • Kellee Matsushita-Tseng, UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Scott Chang-Fleeman, Shao Shan Farm, Bolinas, CA
  • Nadia Barhoum, Thurayya Farm, El Sobrante, CA
  • Emily Tzeng, Local Color Farm and Fiber, Puyallup, WA
  • Ari de Leña, Kamayan Farm, Carnation, WA

Seed Stewards is a program of Second Generation Seeds. We are a collective of Asian American growers, inviting our community to lift up our narratives around Asian crops and their foodways.

Why You Should Join Us

All Seed Steward members will have access to:

  • A monthly zine with fun and useful information about each month's crop
  • Engaging activities for kids that will encourage learning and exploration
  • Materials and resources for growers
  • Conversations and classes for everything from seeding to eating
  • Virtual farm tours showing off our member farms
  • Monthly virtual potlucks featuring activities and special guests

A Big Thanks

Your contribution and membership will support the network of farmers, chefs, organizers, educators, and designers that help make Seed Stewards happen!

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