Monocrops are the number one most susceptible crop to pests,
destruction, and possibly famine. By saving seeds, we maintain crop
diversity. When we save seeds and store them, we’re not relying on
the potential doom and gloom of industrial agricultural
systems. - Sefra Alexandra
"The solution for stable, nutritious crops that can grow in
non-fertilized, non-irrigated soil exist; there just needs to be a
larger conversation about what those crops are and how they can be
shared with the world." - @TheSeedHuntress on @WellnessForce
Our mission is to ensure the conservation and availability of
crop diversity for food security worldwide.
It has never been more critical to conserve crop diversity. We
need the greatest possible diversity of crops to secure our food
supply at a time when we are making unprecedented demands, and
putting unprecedented pressure, on our environment.
A 10,000 YEAR LEGACY WE CAN’T LEAVE TO
Throughout the history of agriculture, farmers have generated a
seemingly endless diversity within crops, discovering ingenious
solutions to local challenges. Meanwhile, many of the wild
relatives of these crops have also persisted in nature, adapting to
tough environments. Crop diversity allows farmers to feed the
world. But this diversity is not in fact endless. It is
disappearing, and once lost, it’s lost forever.
We need crop diversity both in farmer’s
fields and stored in genebanks – available to all through an
efficient global system to ensure that nutritious food will be
available at stable and affordable prices without expanding
agriculture’s footprint. Safeguarding biodiversity in – and around
– agriculture is a prerequisite for food security.
No single institution can hold this diversity, which amounts to
millions of distinct crop varieties and make it available to plant
breeders and farmers around the world. The Crop Trust brings
together and secures those genebanks that are tasked by the
international community with conserving this legacy for all of
"Just because monocropping is giving people calories, it doesn't
mean we're giving them nutrition. The reality is that we're also
dealing with a lot of malnutrition througout the world because of
the monoculture." - @TheSeedHuntress on @WellnessForce
"It's too late to be pessimistic; it's all about optimism now.
Often times, people forget about the power they have to be stewards
and caretakers of the earth. In fact, it's a lot easier than what
most people think. It's a great feeling to see how communities are
rebuilt and regenerated after a natural disaster occurs. The same
thing can be said about rebuilding an environment and ecosystem."
- Sefra Alexandra
"Each corn kernel you eat is a whole corn plant. Each apple seed
is an entire apple tree. An acorn can grow into an oak. When you
start to have reverence and understand the magic embryos that you
are encountering every day, you start to have a different
relationship towards being around food." - Sefra
"We can walk into a grocery store here and there is just this
gorgeous cornucopia of food available. There are very few countries
where everyone is dieting. In most countries, people are dying.
This comes from a huge point of privilege and to look at all
this abundant food but not have an appreciation for it. Seed saving
is so much easier than people think. You can take the seeds of a
tomato you like and grow them in your own garden or window box at
home." - Sefra Alexandra
"You can either focus on the doom and gloom of the big
corporations like Monsanto or realize that the power is exactly
inherently the opposite; it's completely in our hands. When we take
seeds, plant, and save them, we're not relying on these bigger,
industrial agricultural systems. That's how we build our own
resilience." - Sefra Alexandra
Seed Huntress believes solutions must move beyond
sustainability and promote regenerative succession- fostered
through hands-on, place-based engagement.
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