Intertribal Seed Stewardship Initiative Launched

Intertribal Seed Stewardship Initiative Launched

Indigenous Seedkeepers Network and the Intertribal Agriculture Council are working together with Wisconsin-based tribes and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create a collective seed-stewardship education program with Wisconsin-based tribes and others in the Upper Midwest. The nine-month cohort program includes monthly recorded call/video conferences, outside readings and videos, an interactive online classroom space, and two in-person workshops during the growing season. The sessions will follow the growing season and guide participants through planning, planting, pollinating, harvesting, storing, and record keeping. The initiative will also incorporate lessons on growing by the moon cycles, assessing seed sovereignty and seed systems in your community, maintaining good seed through mindful seed stewardship, and indigenous plant breeding and selection.