Seed Saving Archive

Dig In! Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas This Weekend.

It’s the time of year for seed swaps, garden plans, and discussions of small-scale agriculture If it seems like our site has become a bit-food centric these days it’s just because we believe that building local food systems is, at the very least, a potential step in the right direction towards more just and democratic
Category: Arkansas

Intergenerational Gardening with Whitney Wills and Bryan Mader

The Seed and the Story is a weekly column exploring folklife, oral history, and community in central Arkansas, particularly the Yell County area where the column originates. The column is published in the Post Dispatch and is syndicated in the Courier. As part of our ongoing research via the McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History and Community
Category: Arkansas

Seed Broadcast: Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station

We recently received news from CAAH (Conserving Central Arkansas Agricultural Heritage) that the Seed Broadcast Project will be making multiple stops on their summer tour, including a stop in central Arkansas! The Seed Broadcast is a “collaborative project exploring grassroots seed action through collective inquiries and hands-on creative practices.”  Their work centers around issues of  food
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The Seed and the Story: CAAH and Arkansas Seed Swaps

The Seed and the Story is a bi-weekly column exploring folklife, sustainability, oral history, human rights,and community in Yell County, Arkansas.   The column is published in the Post Dispatch and is syndicated in the Courier.  Please remember to support your local paper and independent media! The Seed and the Story column is just of many features you can
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Seed Swap in Russellville

This past Saturday CAAH (Conserving Arkansas Agricultural Heritage) hosted a seed swap at All Saints Episcopal Church in Russellville. There was a wonderful turn-out of probably around sixty people from the Russellville community as well as folks from Dardanelle and Dover. There were heirloom french melon seeds from a family outside of Dover, Russian Kale
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2011 Arkansas Seed Swaps Co-sponsored by Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage

Do you have save heirloom seeds? Are you interested in learning more about seed saving? CAAH, Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage, will sponsor ten seed swaps around the state of Arkansas beginning the 2nd of February. Anyone is welcome to come to bring seeds to swap and share. If you don’t have seeds to swap, bring envelopes
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Farmer and Seed Advocate Percy Schmeiser on Democracy Now!

Percy Schmesier is a Canadian farmer who has spent decades fighting seed giant Monsanto in an effort to protect regional food systems, heirloom seeds, and farmers’ autonomy against cooperate seed ownership. He is a 1997 recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (often referred to as the alternative Nobel Peace Prize), the subject of the documentary
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Visiting with Gardeners Part 1: Sisters Jennifer and Sage

I’ve been spending some time lately visiting with gardeners, asking about not only what they grow but how and why they grow. This is part of a larger research project with Utah folklorist Nelda Ault. We will be presenting our research at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in October. A few weeks
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Garden Practice: Food, Flowers, Research, People.

It’s gardening season here in Arkansas, and both my daily life and research seem to be circling things in bloom. The tomatoes are ripe; the pole beans are taller than me, and the peppers are plentiful. I love coming home from running errands to find squash, zucchini, snow and purple hull peas on my front
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