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Was live 5 October 2021




Glasgow Seed School: Seeds are our living relatives

Elizabeth Hoover Hannah Brazil Glasgow Seed Library

Seeds are a vital part of the food sovereignty movement around the world. As well as securing healthy nourishment, seed keeping helps to sustain indigenous culture, language and stories.

Over several years, Elizabeth Hoover has visited Native American farm communities and seed saving projects, documenting efforts to rebuild and maintain traditional food systems. She has written about the relationship between seeds, origin stories and reproductive justice, and about the seed rematriation movement, which returns ancestral plants to the fields and gardens of Native people.

Watch a conversation between Elizabeth and Edinburgh-based seed saver Hannah Brazil.

Organised by Glasgow Seed Library, and supported by the Climate Fringe Fund. This event was free but donations were welcomed towards the Akwesasne Freedom School, a Mohawk language immersion school where children learn their Indigenous language, culture, and planting practices, which operates completely on donations and community resources.

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