WITH THE PLANT A SEED CAMPAIGN, WE CELEBRATE BIODIVERSITY ON FARMS, IN GARDENS AND AT SCHOOL.
Each year, Slow Food USA puts together a cast of rare and biodiverse seeds that tell a story. This year, we are celebrating beans! This curated kit includes beans from each of the six regions in the United States with a unique relationship to the land and people there. When you grow beans, you positively impact soils, land use, water use, biodiversity and directly combat climate change.
Our 2022 Plant a Seed campaign opens a door to understand the key concerns of Slow Food USA: climate, health and food justice. We will highlight the issue of food sovereignty, or the independence of humans to produce food outside of oppressive food systems, by providing an opportunity to save the beans grown and connect growers with their local seed libraries.
What’s in the kit?
20-40 of each of the following
- Arikara Yellow bean seeds
- Cherokee Trail of Tears bean seeds
- Four Corners Gold bean seeds
- Hank’s X-tra Special bean seeds
- Rockwell bean seeds
- Santa Maria Pinquito bean seeds
- A 32-page Bean Zine featuring growing and cooking tips, bean histories and narratives, and much more
- A legume-focused comic courtesy of FAO in North America
- 10 empty seed packets for sharing seeds with your community
- When all these beans are planted, we will fixate 112 pounds of nitrogen directly into the soil!
- For every individual kit sold, we will send a kit to a school garden.
Slow Food USA recognizes and appreciates the Native American seed keepers and breeders whose seed relatives have endured and continue to sustain us all on Turtle Island. 10% of each seed kit will be returned to the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network in acknowledgement.