Fertile Resistance and Reconciliation

Fertile Resistance and Reconciliation

I have been seeing people sharing the news that there has been another devastating merger between corporate global giants who seek further consolidation in the industrial food system as it relates to the global seed commons.     “The Justice Department will...
Seed Rematriation

Seed Rematriation

The seeds are coming home to us.     Across Turtle Island, there is a growing intergenerational movement of  indigenous people proud to carry the message of the grand rematriation of seeds and foods back into our indigenous communities.  Some having been missing...
Currency of Connection

Currency of Connection

Rain is falling on the roof, the stove is bubbling with a fragrant stew, the hearth is alit with warm fire…. I have lived in this land of the Maidu and Nisenan, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains for over 10 years now, and I still find myself wondering...
Distillations from the Fields

Distillations from the Fields

Golden light and cooler breezes, sand hill crane migration south and acorns falling sharply on the roof; these are all the harbingers of Autumn. As the days draw shorter and the season begins to wane, we are called into fervent action to bring in all the abundant seed...
We are the Ones we Have been Waiting For….

We are the Ones we Have been Waiting For….

Just after Summer Solstice, there is this palpable exhale of activity on the farm…the fields are mostly planted, the weeds have been kept at bay, and we watch the diversity of foods slowly ripen for harvest. In this midsummer, when the days are long and the sun...