Holistic Seed Stewardship Workshop
With Rowen White


Holistic Seed Stewardship Workshop With Rowen White


Saving Sacred Seeds in a Modern World

This is the second seed workshop in a two-part series hosted at the Permaculture Skills Center with our guest Rowen White. Until just a few generations ago, seed stewardship was an integral part of every farm and garden. Now most people purchase seeds to start their gardens instead of planting culturally and regionally important heirloom seeds. This workshop is a holistic, indigenous permaculture-based approach to seed stewardship that honors the many layers of seed culture. We cover everything from practical hands-on skills to cultural context and memory, with guiding principles that are rooted in an indigenous ecology of interconnected relations.

This workshop will focus on the re-integration of seed saving into our farms and gardens and fundamental seed literacy for all levels. Rowen White, internationally renowned indigenous seed keeper, will be sharing her experiences and teachings of basic seed saving, cleaning, and storage, using practical hands-on skills, cultural context and memory.

Join us in learning the art and science of seeds, and be empowered to be a part of the bioregional seed freedom movement, to care for seeds for future generations.

Who This Course Is For:

  • Home gardeners and homesteaders
  • Students of anthropology, environmental science, horticulture etc.
  • Farmers and permaculture enthusiasts
  • Those wanting a heartfelt approach to seed stewardship
  • Anyone who wants to deepen their connection to plants and seed cycles; to learn about seed management and indigenous seed saving perspectives and techniques

Dates: September 1-2, 2018

Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch

Location: The Permaculture Skills Center, 2185 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol, CA 95473

Cost: $210

Farmer Discount: $165 (4 spots available at 20% off) Email outreach@permacultureskillscenter.org for discount

About Rowan:

Rowen White is a Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and a passionate activist for seed sovereignty. She is the director and founder of the Sierra Seeds, an innovative organic seed cooperative focusing on local seed production and education, based in Nevada City CA.

She teaches creative seed training immersions around the country within tribal and small farming communities. She weaves stories of seeds, food, culture and sacred Earth stewardship on her blog, Seed Songs. Follow her seed journeys at www.sierraseeds.org