Clayton Brascoupé of Traditional Native American Farmer’s Association speaks on seed saving.
WHEN: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
This presentation is the second in “Growing Together,” a gardening and seed saving series, running April to May, organized by Los Alamos History Museum, Los Alamos Public Library System and PEEC.
Brascoupé, Mohawk / Anishnabeg, is a life-long gardener/farmer, and began working on family subsistence garden and commercial farms at age 13. He is a founding member of and Program Director of the Traditional Native American Farmers Association (TNAFA) a non-profit inter-tribal association of Indigenous farmers, gardeners, educators, and health professionals.
Brascoupé will discuss the work he does to create access to good, healthy, ecologically and culturally appropriate seeds. Since 1973, Brascoupé has farmed with family at Pueblo of Tesuque. Brascoupé and wife Margaret named their farm Four Sisters Farm after their four daughters, where they grow traditional and heirloom crops for food and seed.
“Seeds are our wealth and health,” Brascoupé said.
Learn how seed security is related to food security, and how home gardeners can be a part of local seed security. Spring 2020 saw a huge surge in the demand for garden seeds, and COVID-19 put new pressures on food systems and seed and gardening suppliers. When there is local seed security, it is that much closer to food security.
Learn more HERE about the upcoming events in the series.