Farm Hub creates Native American Seed Sanctuary
One of the most exciting projects to take root at the Farm Hub this season is the Native American Seed Sanctuary. Here on our northernmost plot of farmland bordering the Esopus Creek near Kingston, we are growing Native American varieties of corn, beans, squash and sunflowers for the purpose of providing education, seed saving, and, by extension, helping to preserve the rich agricultural and cultural heritage of the Native American people. Once harvested, the seeds will be repatriated to their home communities to keep these varieties and their stories alive.
This very special project is being conducted at the Farm Hub in partnership with the St. Regis Mohawk/Akwesasne Tribe of northern New York and with the support of the Hudson Valley Seed Library.
For more information about this project and to view photos, visit our Native American Seed Sanctuary webpage.