Seed Huntress: Planting Native Seeds to Rewild Your Garden

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In collaboration with Planet New Canaan and the Town of New Canaan's Conservation Commission: It all starts with the seed! Come join ethnobotanist Sefra Alexandra, “The Seed Huntress”, and Dina Brewster of The Hickories organic farm in Ridgefield for an evening discussion of how they have mentored farmers across Connecticut and ecoregion 59 in producing truly local native seed to rewild our Pollinator Pathways with the right plants in the right place. Their efforts to share these seeds have germinated a seed library in Southport, CT and a farmer-led seed collective. We all have a role to play in stewarding our local lands, and this talk will teach how to implement restoration seed in your own backyard. 

Sefra Alexandra is on a quest to preserve the biodiversity of the wild through seed conservation. She leads The Ecotype Project for CT NOFA {Northeast Organic Farming Association}, an initiative making truly local native seed available to rewild our corridors for the pollinators.

Dina Brewster is dedicated to developing an economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture across fruit, vegetable, livestock, cut flower, and now restoration seed production. She is one of the founders of Eco59, a farmer-led seed collective to make ecotypic seed available locally.