About the Seed Story Project
Planting seeds to preserve our past and grow the future
The Seed Story project is multimedia storytelling project that amplifies experiences from the margins through the conduit of seeds.
Using a seed as the connecting thread, we are sharing the stories growers, cookers, eaters and everyone in between with attachments to that plant to develop a more colorful narrative and history of our agricultural past and present. Through the exploration of these stories our audience will better understand cultures both similar to and different from their own in hopes of decolonizing thought patterns and disrupting racist narratives.
The project consists of audio podcasts, a digital publication of stories and images, and a curriculum that allows participants to engage with and add to the stories through the planting and saving of seeds. The curriculum will be shared at the Amir Training Seminar and implemented beginning summer 2020 to at least 10 camps reaching over 3000 participants. As part of the program participants will save seed and add their own stories to its collective history in order to connect to and be part of a larger narrative.
The Seed Story Project is intended to be an ever growing and developing project. We plan to continue to seek out stories with the intent of sharing as diverse of a collection as possible. We hope that this project will help to not only preserve cherished seeds and the stories that they contain, but also work to strengthen connections to the land, our food and inevitably each other.