past seed saving events
November 5, 2022: Seed Saving with Pine River Shares
A Centura Health Equity and Advancement Fund Grant supported event brought together community in Bayfield, Colorado for hands-on seed saving education and local food! Gretchen Groenke, local food grower and herbalist, worked with Pine River Garden Club, Pine River Shares, and their Field to Fork program to share the technical elements of seed saving and discuss the local food environment.
September 24, 2022: Cortez Seed Saving
A Centura Health Equity and Advancement Fund Grant supported event brought together community in Cortez, Colorado to learn about healing native landscapes, seed saving, and indulge in locally grown food. Guest teacher, Darrell Yazzie, an Indigenous Knowledge keeper and Extension Agent with Dine College Land Grant Office, demonstrated how to make seed balls. Locally grown food was prepared and shared with the participants.
July 23-24, 2022: Work in Beauty
Saving Seeds and Growing Grains
A Western SARE supported event brought together the team of Seeds in Common for the first time in-person to offer hands-on workshops and immersive education at the eco-regenerative learning center, Work in Beauty, in Ramah, NM. Karyn Denny and Brandon Francis were the guest speakers and garden consultants that are supporting Ramah, New Mexico residents in their efforts to build and sustain successful gardens. Marissa Joe, our Health and Justice Coordinator, collaborated with her partner, staff, and workshop participants to provide a hands-on corn nixtamalization demo that provided the corn tortillas for one of many meals shared over the weekend. Seeds in Common staff, Gretchen Groenke, Marissa Joe, Frances Craik, and Renee Fourie, all offered educational workshops in their areas of focus too. Thank you to everyone who came together to help with this event, it was a community effort through and through!