PUBLIC FORUM & ACTIVITIES: Encuentro de Semillas // Gathering of Seeds

September 21, 2019 9:30 AM
Albuquerque Museum 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM

In the last century over 90% of all domesticated food plants and their seeds have gone extinct. This accounts for thousands of years of relations from seed to seed between people, plants, and the land, as co-evolving agri-Culture, biodiversity, and rooted sustenance. Encuentro de Semillas // Gathering of Seeds is an entire day dedicated to these agri-Cultural relationships as the exhibition Seed: Climate Change Resiliencecomes to a close and SeedBroadcast, along with community partners and local farmers, share strategies for seed resilience and calls-to-action. In addition to many performative, hands- on activities, the event includes an in-depth panel discussion about bioregional and indigenous arid-land agriculture, climate change, and seeds with: Aaron Lowden, Director of Acoma Ancestral Lands Program and Youth Farm Corp; Beata Tsosie- Peña, Environmental Justice Program Coordinator for Tewa Women United; Ron Boyd, Farmer in La Villita, NM at Mergirl Gardens; Don Bustos, Farmer in Española, NM at Santa Cruz Farms; and Joy Hought, Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH. The conversation is moderated by Rowen White, a Akwesasne Mohawk Seed Keeper, Director and Founder of Sierra Seeds.

LOCATION: Albuquerque Museum 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque 505-243-7255 • Event is free, exhibition admission is $6

For more infomation on this event visit the City of Albuquerque's website.