Photo: Owen Taylor
During this workshop with farmer-activist Owen Taylor, founder of True Love Seeds, we’ll tell stories embodied in our ancestors’ seeds and discuss the political context that makes seed keeping essential today. We’ll also explore the basic science behind saving seeds, such as flower anatomy, isolation distance, and taxonomy. And, after touring Owen’s seed crop production site at Mill Hollow Farm, you’ll harvest and clean both wet and dry seeds using common kitchen tools.
True Love Seeds is a food-sovereignty-based collaboration between rural and urban farmers that stretches from Philadelphia to states across the U.S. Owen sees seeds as a way to connect to our past, as well as our collective future. “When we keep our seeds,” he comments, “we hold on to our freedom.”
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