Sierra Seeds aims to reseed imaginations of a more beautiful and nourishing world through uplifting and mentoring leaders, changemakers, and visionaries, and is the home of the work of Rowen White, a Mohawk farmer, seedkeeper, author and storyteller. Sierra Seeds offers virtual and in-person courses, community-based facilitation, and immersion learning retreats that support the growing movement of seed sovereignty and land rematriation. Through the collective and personal transformative power of rehydrating relationships to land, seed, and memory/stories, Sierra Seeds is cultivating resilience that will allow us to thrive in the seasons to come.
Listen to this interview with Rowen White on For the Wild’s Podcast.
In this photo essay, Seedkeeper Rowen White shares corn, beans, and squash from her ancestral seed bundle. These “three sisters” are considered by the Haudenosaunee people to be special gifts from the daughter of Original Woman.
In this in-depth interview, Rowen White shares what seeds—her greatest teachers—have shown her: that resilience is rooted in diversity, and that all of us carry encoded memories of how to plant and care for seeds.
Host Melissa Nelson visits with Mohawk Seed Keeper Rowen White at her family’s Sierra Seeds farm in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the Yuba watershed in Northern California.