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:
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.
All Seed Steward members will have access to:
Your contribution and membership will support the network of farmers, chefs, organizers, educators, and designers that help make Seed Stewards happen!