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Naturalist Book Group: The Seed Keeper

Naturalist Book Group: The Seed Keeper
October 10 | 6:30-7:30pm | FREE | Zoom
Facilitators: Kathy McClure and Merrie Healy, Master Naturalists

This novel invokes the strength that women, land, and plants have shared with one another through generations. The Seed Keeper is a masterfully written story of reawakening, remembering our original relationship with seeds and, through them, with our ancestors. The story follows three generations (1862-2002) of Dakota women as they struggle to preserve their way of life and their sacrifices to protect what is most important. "In her Author’s Note, Diane Wilson writes that the book was inspired by a story she’d heard while participating in the Dakhota Commemorative March, a 150-mile walk to honor the Dakhota people who were forcibly removed from Minnesota in 1863 in the aftermath of the US-Dakhota War. The women on that original march had little time to prepare for their removal but knew they would have to find a way to feed their families in whatever place they were being sent, so they sewed seeds into the hems of their skirts and hid more in their pockets." Wilson is the former Executive Director for Dream of Wild Health, an Indigenous non-profit farm, and the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, a national coalition of tribes and organizations working to create sovereign food systems for Native people.”

Master Naturalists can earn educational credit on request. Send an email to [email protected]

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October 10, 2023

6:30PM - 7:30PM

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