Feeding a Crowd

Cherokee Seed Bank

On page 85 Kevin explains, "You can look at a handful of seeds, and it just looks like a handful of seeds, or you can take it and see that these seeds were grown by a family for survival at one point through the depression, or they were hidden in the long skirts of the Cherokee women during their walk from here to Oklahoma." -This passage reminds me of the stories that seeds tell. When I see a plant growing in the ground I don't often think about the history of how the plant got to where it is, or the reason why it is there now. I think that this practice of learning that plant knowledge is powerful in understanding the human history behind it,

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