Project Type: Education Only
Funds awarded in 2021: $49,775.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2023
Grant Recipient: Utopian Seed Project
State: North Carolina
The Utopian Seed Project
This is the final episode of our Southeast Seed video series and concludes with the message that regional seed saving and seed growing is as important today as it ever was, in fact it's maybe more important that you claim seed sovereignty in times of global unrest and climate change. In 2021 The Utopian Seed Project and Communal Studios received a grant from Southern SARE to create a Southeast Seed video series. The project traveled across 12 states and interviewed over 50 farmers, community gardeners, seed savers, seed growers and seed advocates. The footage was weaved together to tell the story and seed saving of six southern crops: corn, okra, southern peas, collards, sweet potatoes and squash. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2020-38640-31521 through the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number LS21-351. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.
This product is associated with the project "Saving Seed for Resilient Local Systems: An online, video based course on saving seed from the Utopian Seed Project"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.