Seed Rematriation Garden
The Seed Rematriation Garden is a collaborative project with the Akwesasne community, one of the Mohawk Nation communities located along the St. Lawrence River, and our newer partner, the Lenape Center, whose mission is to continue Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland, through community, culture, and the arts. These indigenous leaders are actively addressing seed justice in their home communities.
The Seed Rematriation Garden was established in 2015 on Farm Hub land. All seed harvests are rematriated back to the hands and lands of their home communities.
The opportunity to create a Seed Rematriation Garden was realized with the Farm Hub’s pledge of land, equipment and staff, and made possible through founder of Seedshed Ken Greene’s association with Rowen White, a renowned seed keeper, farmer, educator, and member of Mohawk Akwesasne tribal community.
The seed rematriation garden focuses entirely on seed growing. While there is sometimes food that is produced in the process of seed saving, we have to design our plantings around honoring the full lifecycles, and pollination needs, of the plants, making the seed garden a unique oasis at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub.
Seeds of Hope Film
Spotlighting the collaborative initiative to preserve Native American culture and foodways through seed saving, this initiative is being conducted at the Farm Hub in partnership with the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe of northern New York and with the support of Seedshed.