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African Diasporic Seeds & Seed Keeping

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Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Providence, RI 02940

Amirah Mitchell, a horticulturalist who recently crowdfunded + $27,000 in donations to start the black heirloom seed farm Sistah Seeds joins us to talk about the importance of seed keeping.

Amirah Mitchell is a farmer, seed keeper and community educator. She holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Temple University and has worked in agriculture since 2007. She has worked on urban farms in Massachusetts, Georgia and Pennsylvania, including four years at Truelove Seeds, a Philadelphia-based farm and seed company. Currently, Amirah is working to start her own seed farm business, Sistah Seeds, growing heirloom seeds from her own heritage and from across the African Diaspora.

Register for this free virtual workshop through Eventbrite.

 

Learn more about the entire SEEDLINGS series at provcomlib.org/seedlings.

 

SEEDLINGS: Free Virtual Workshops on Gardening & Food Justice

The Providence Seed Library, Providence Community Library, URI Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program & Brown University Superfund Research Center have teamed up to bring you a six-part virtual series of workshops about food sovereignty and gardening presented throughout the winter. These workshops offer the opportunity to gain practical skills for new and experienced gardeners, and will also highlight the leadership of BIPOC farmers and educators in creating a just food system. Workshops will feature topics including urban gardening, seed saving, soil remediation, and food justice. Learn more about the entire SEEDLINGS series at provcomlib.org/seedlings.

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Lee Smith
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The Providence Seed Library, Brown University, URI Master Gardeners
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