Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Seed Ambassadors Present - A Guide to Seed Saving, Seed Stewardship & Seed Sovereignty, 3rd Edition

I love the folks at the Seed Ambassadors Project. They're doing some seriously important and amazing work, providing us with tons of free information on seed saving, and presenting us with an outstanding seed catalog of Pacific NW appropriate crops derived via independent plant breeders, seedsmen, and rare/ancient/near-forgotten varieties from international seed banks and passionate home gardeners. Sarah & Andrew, you guys ROCK!

Here's the preamble from the 3rd Edition of the Seed Ambassadors awesome Seed Saving Zine:

If SEED SAVING is collecting seeds for replanting in the future…

Then SEED STEWARDSHIP is the process of saving seeds with the purpose of maintaining or improving that seed’s health and resilience. It also includes the act of saving and selecting a variety over a period of many seasons, with the end goal of passing it on to others in the future.

The ideal of SEED SOVEREIGNTY firmly plants seed saving and seed stewardship in the realm of fundamental human rights. It is the freedom to save seed and determine the foundation on which our food system rests. With the current attacks of industry hitting at the heart of food sovereignty, the simple act of seed saving becomes a major act of resistance and social empowerment.

Sends chills down my spine and makes me want to get out and plant a few rows! Click the link below to view and/or download the full .pdf version of the Seed Saving Zine.

Seed Ambassadors Seed Saving Zine - 3rd Edition

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