Seeds of Hope

“Seed is sacred…The desire to save seeds comes form an ethical urge to defend life’s evolution.” Dr. Vandana Shiva

Women farmers are the custodians of seeds around the world.

Women farmers are the custodians of seeds around the world.

Seed exchanges among small farmers are a time memorial tradition that has led to the immense biodiversity of indigenous seeds around the world. Globally, it is mostly women farmers who are the seed savers, who possess an immense of body of knowledge to save and conserve seeds of vital food crops.

This April, Women’s Earth Alliance friends, Astrid Lindo and Matthew Hoffman, founders of the Living Seed Company, donated heirloom, open pollinated seeds from their collections to share with a group of very special women farmers and community activists in India. These women were participants of the North India Women, Food Security and Climate Change Training Program that was designed and coordinated by WEA’s partner, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group.

Living Seed Company donated their collection of heirloom seeds as a symbolic gesture to stand in solidarity with the efforts of these brave women in India, who are reviving seed saving practices, farming ecologically and are building the resilience of other women in their communities, who are impacted by climate change.  Thank you Astrid and Matthew for your solidarity and for your untiring efforts to secure healthy communities by promoting the life-affirming practice of seed saving.

Seeds are a glowing example of a renewable resource.

Seeds are a glowing example of a renewable resource.


  1. Khuram on December 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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  2. Khuram on March 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm

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