Seeds are the essence of life. From seeds, life germinates and outstanding communities of plants, animals, and humans are created. Seeds are also an essential resource for the sustainment of life on the planet. Climate change and all the related insecurities are already showing the weaknesses of our agricultural system and its disastrous effects on the environment. Seed care and seed diversity are critical for ensuring a secure and resilient food system.
At a time of climate crisis, there has never been greater urgency to protect and restore global seed diversity. Women farmers in Nagaland’s Phek district have been saving and protecting their traditional seeds for generations. The voice of the seed guardians inspires also us at Kulturlabor Trial & Error. Our Seed Swap Parties are great chances for our community to get together and get ready for the gardening season. We exchanged seeds, plants, and valuable knowledge about how to be ourselves the guardians of the seeds. We talked about self-sufficiency, biodiversity, collective actions to make our communities more sustainable, and much more.
The Growing Communities team is at the moment working on micro-learning practices to inform people about the importance and role of the seeds. The reflection is aimed at developing ecological, social, and individual skills from the observation of natural processes. If any particular suggestion or idea comes to your mind about how to play and learn with seeds, please, get in contact with us. We’d be happy to discuss them together.
Contact: Anna Verones