[permaculture] Cherokee Nation first tribe in U.S. to send heirloom seeds to global seed vault in Norway - Anadisgoi

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 19:14:24 EST 2020


Cherokee Nation first tribe in U.S. to send heirloom seeds to global seed
vault in Norway - Anadisgoi
https://anadisgoi.com/archive/2756-cherokee-nation-first-tribe-in-u-s-to-send-heirloom-seeds-to-global-seed-vault-in-norway

The Cherokee Nation Secretary of Natural Resources office collected nine
samples of Cherokee heirloom crops to send to Svalbard, including Cherokee
White Eagle Corn, the tribe’s most sacred corn, which is typically used
during cultural activities, and three other varieties of corn grown for
consumption in distinct locations to keep the strains pure. Other seeds
sent to the seed bank include Cherokee Long Greasy Beans, Cherokee Trail of
Tears Beans, Cherokee Turkey Gizzard black and brown beans, and Cherokee
Candy Roaster Squash.


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