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Cherokee Nation Heirloom Seed Bank

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Oh wait until the Feds find out about this. They will take their seeds just like they took their land.

Cherokee Nation to Disperse Heirloom Seeds February 1st

The Cherokee Nation will begin dispersing its limited supply of heirloom seeds to tribal citizens interested in growing traditional Cherokee crops and plants starting February 1, 2016.

The Cherokee Nation keeps an inventory of seeds from rare breeds of corn, beans, squash, gourds, Trail of Tears beads, tobacco and several plants traditionally used for Cherokee customs. The seeds are not available in stores.

“The seed bank continues to expand and get more popular every year with our citizens. It’s also an important way the Cherokee Nation can keep our link to the land strong and preserve our history and heritage,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “For Cherokee people, the process of harvesting seeds and passing them down has gone on for generations. It is an essential part of who we are today, and because of the seed bank program, we have created a growing interest with a new generation of Cherokees.”

More:

http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/cherokee-nation-to-disperse-heirloom-seeds-february-1st/

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If you don't qualify as a Cherokee you can buy seeds from these Native American Indians in Tucson. I've purchased heirloom seeds from them in the past and received good service.

http://shop.nativeseeds.org/

They also provide seeds at zero or reduced cost to Indians.

http://www.nativeseeds.org/

Oh, a big FU to Monsanto while I'm at.

 

 

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