The following is a selection of thoughts from these surveys.
On the idea of why save and share seeds:
Andrea from Las vegas,
"To nurture and share pure natural food and plants with human kind."
Joe from Las Vegas,
"To grow food for my family."
Kathleen from Ocate,
"I like the quality of my crops."
Reyna from Las Vegas,
"I would like to be more self -sufficient and help ensure that there will be uncorrupted seeds for the future."
And Trina from Tecolote,
"So that others can enjoy the whole experience of growing."
On what a seed library should be:
Annabel from Anton Chico,
"It could have all kinds of seeds and all the information that an individual would need to know about the seed."
Grace from Las Vegas,
"A selection of all the seeds available in our area."
And Jeffery from Mora.
"A place where seeds of all kinds are stored and easily accessible."
On why people have stopped saving seeds:
Kerry from Las Vegas,
"We stopped valuing them as a resource when large scale farming became more popular."
Marge from Las Vegas,
"It is lazy to just go and buy the vegetables and flowers already grown without the hassle of doing it yourself."
And Reyna from Las Vegas,
"I think people stopped saving seeds due to not being educated on preservation of them for growth. "
Our seed survey can be found here at the PARTICIPATE! page and can be filled in online. We invite you to share your thoughts and especially any seed stories that you hold. This seed story might be about the seeds your grandmother saved, the tin of corn kernels that were found in an attic, the ancient seeds you might have been given or about your favorite seeds. Some of these stories we have been recording and you can access them here at our Seed Story Soundcloud.
But you can write them too and we will post them on the blog.
We look forward to hearing from you.
|Armand Saiia from Infinity Farm in Ribera, New Mexico sharing a seed story.|