Saturday Sept 21, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
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Learn about seed saving, participate in a seed exchange, harvest amaranth, make art and listen to a discussion about bioregional and indigenous arid-land agriculture, climate change and seeds.
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 Seed: Climate Change Resilience exhibition comes to a close and SeedBroadcast, along with community partners and local farmers, share strategies for seed resilience and calls-to-action. During this free event visitors will have the opportunity to learn about seed saving, participate in a community seed exchange, harvest amaranth, make art with Axle Contemporary and Radical Intervention, and listen to an in-depth panel discussion about bioregional and indigenous arid-land agriculture, climate change, and seeds. This event also marks the last weekend visitors can visit Seed: Climate Change Resilience Exhibition by SeedBroadcast and partners at the Albuquerque Museum.
9:30am – 11:00am - Seed Saving Workshop with Tiana Baca of The Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens and Brett Bakker of Cuatro Puertas/Arid Crop Seed Cache
11:00am – Noon - Seed Swap hosted by UNM Land Arts of the American West. The public is encouraged to bring seeds to exchange along with their stories.
1:00pm – 2:00pm - Amaranth Harvest with The Garden's Edge Seed Travels at A Garden: The Birds Arrive on the northwest side of the museum.
2:30pm – 4:30pm - 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 Espaõla, NM at Santa Crus Farms, and Joy Hought, Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH. The conversation will be moderated by Rowen White, a Akwesasne Mohawk Seed Keeper, Director and Founder of Sierra Seeds.
Rachel Zollinger and UNM Art & Ecology Students will create Radical Intervention, an interactive, temporary mural made of soil + indigenous grass seeds. This project will take place on the north wall of the museum in conjunction with the project, A Garden: The Birds Arrive.
Join Axle Contemporary Art and their Potato Project making potato prints with colorful spices, making and eating potato soup.
Partners for Encuentro de Semillas // Gathering of Seeds include:
Acoma Ancestral Lands Farm Corp Program
Axle Contemporary Art
Brett Bakker, Cuatro Puertas // Arid Crop Seed Cache
Don Bustos, Santa Cruz Farm
Española Healing Foods Oasis
Tse Daa K’aan Lifelong Learning Community
Rachel Zollinger, Radical Intervention
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
Rowen White, Sierra Seeds
Tiana Baca, The Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens
The Garden’s Edge, Seed Travels
UNM Land Arts of the American West
UNM Art & Ecology
This event has been organized by SeedBroadcast in conjunction with Seed: Climate Change Resilience Exhibition created by SeedBroadcastand partners at the Albuquerque Museum. Seed: Climate Change Resilience is a community engaged arts project exploring seed, arid-land agri-Culture, resiliency, and climate change. Created by SeedBroadcast, a New Mexico based arts and agri-Culture collective, in collaboration with numerous New Mexico farmers and seed stewards, this project features an interactive public exhibition to inspire and activate dialogue around seed, global warming, local food, healthy communities, and the revitalization of bioregional agri-Cultural practices.
Exhibition runs from June 22 – September 22, 2019
Cost of admission: $6