Bija - Threshing seeds at Navadany Farm in India



It all comes from the seed. Ever since I first started farming would hear a special whisper from the seeds. I enjoyed many aspects of working with plants and the earth, but the seed is what coaxed me in with inquisitive wonder. After my first year of farming, I followed that germinating thought of working with seeds to Nova Scotia, where I worked for a small seed company, Hope Seeds. For the last four years I’ve been growing my seed knowledge and techniques and have had the opportunity to not just save seed for my own use, but have grown out seed crops for both Siskiyou Seeds,┬áin Williams Oregon and for Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, in Virginia.

Above is a photo of Beja, taken at Vandanya Shiva’s seed farm, Navdanya in 2009.