In this final garden visit of the 2021 Grow and Tell Project series, the community is invited to participate in a walk and discussion at littleGrasse Community Farm (Canton, NY) focused on ideas and practices of seed-saving. Saving seed that’s been reproduced is essential for continued eating as well as for preserving varieties of food that have special meaning to individuals, communities, and the region. Hear from littleGrasse farmers Bob Washo and Flip Filippi and others about what they do with saving seed, how, and why, and join in a conversation about this vital topic while having a chance to see some examples of what the process looks like on a working farm.
Special guests will include Dan Kelleher, a North Country homesteader of over 40 years who has long been breeding his own corn and soy varieties for his subsistence diet and sharing knowledge about it with students and others, and Rachael Jones, a ceramics and mixed media artist, St. Lawrence University Art professor, and founder of The Seed Bank Project, creating and planting unique seed banks to preserve not only important seeds but a record of local ecologies and the stories that go with them. The event will also include planting of one of these seed banks containing seeds contributed by the day’s presenters.
For this event, there is a “pay as you will” suggested donation of $0-25 to support TAUNY’s ongoing programs and projects, including the Grow and Tell Project. Please register for this event here