2022 Grant Amount: $1,000
With the plant a seed campaign, we celebrate biodiversity on farms, in gardens and at school.
Each year Slow Food USA puts together a cast of rare and biodiverse seeds that tell a story.
The campaign opens a door to understand the key concerns of Slow Food: climate, health and food justice. We highlight the issue of food sovereignty, or the independence of humans to produce food outside of oppressive food systems, by providing an opportunity to save the beans grown and connect growers with their local seed libraries. Each year, Slow Food Vermont partners with 25-30 Vermont libraries by providing them with the Plant a Seed Kits.
The Plant a Seed campaign invites school garden educators and individuals to bring biodiversity, flavor and history into their gardens. Each year, we put together a cast of endangered and biodiverse seeds that tell a story. The varieties in each kit come from a unique grower and landscape, and tell a story of plants and people. The Plant a Seed campaign opens a door to understand the importance of biodiversity and issues of food sovereignty through the cultivation and journey of seeds.
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