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Cumberland Seed Commons Spring Convening

Richmond and Berea, Kentucky 

Saturday, April 20, 2024 through Tuesday, April 23, 2024
3 p.m.

The 2024 Cumberland Seed Commons Spring Convening is an educational gathering of farmers, primarily from the Southeast region, with the focus on seeds and their foundational role in thesustainable agriculture movement. Participants will learn about: seed history in the USA, USDA seed vaults, seed farming, seed saving, seed sovereignty, seed research, seed rematriation, Indigenous and African American cosmology of seeds as well as seed diversity and seed adaptation as a necessary pathway of building community resilience as we are challenged by decreasing biodiversity, environmental degradation and climate change.

The Spring Convening will include: three days of workshops, speakers, hands-on-training of seed cleaning along with farm tours of local seed farmers, seed savers and seed researchers. In addition to numerous local resource people, our speakers will include representatives from the Cherokee tribal nations, USDA Seed Liaison Office, TVA and seed stewards from Belize, Trinidad and Tobago's, and Puerto Rico.

Berea College

Contact:
Jim Embry / (859) 270-3699 /

http://www.cumberlandseedcommons.org

 

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