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Farming For Justice Discussion w/ True Love Seeds

April 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

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What role do we see ourselves playing in racial/economic justice work? What are the barriers we face and how can we support each other to step into further action?

For this April’s discussion group, we will be hosting Owen Taylor from True Love Seeds via ZOOM as our presenter and discussion facilitator to explore these questions.

In this workshop, we will discuss how themes of food justice, cultural preservation, and economic development intersect with seed keeping and seed sovereignty work at Truelove Seeds and beyond.

Owen shares with us: “Keeping seeds connects us to our past and to our collective future. When we keep our seeds, we hold onto our freedom. For 10,000 years we have been an agricultural species, and at the heart of agriculture is the selecting, saving, and replanting of seeds. In the combining of cultures in North America through early indigenous trade routes, colonization, genocide, enslavement, immigration, and the seeking of refuge, all people have had to struggle to maintain their rich cultural heritages, and many continue to struggle to simply stay alive. Like language, religion, and dance, food and agriculture hold some of the most important keys to who we are as people – literally providing and preserving the tastes of our homelands.

“Just Food defines food justice this way: ‘Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate, and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals’. Truelove Seeds was developed as a way to support small-scale community-based farmers (most of whom embody and practice food justice explicitly) in producing seeds of their “culturally-appropriate” foods as a way to make these often hard-to-find varieties available to their community and beyond, and as a way to bring in extra support and funding for their work.”
There is no cost to join! You’re encouraged to attend in person at the Groundswell Center office, or join us by Zoom. (Zoom info will be shared once you register.)

Contact us with questions or to suggest a topic or speaker.


April 9, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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Groundswell Center Office
225 S Fulton St
Ithaca, NY 14850
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