Seed collecting for the Anthropocene era

The Next Epoch Seed Library tweaks the traditional seed bank mentality for the Anthropocene era. Rather than focusing on the preservation of heirloom varieties, this seed bank focuses on weedy species most likely to survive and thrive in the more punishing landscapes affected by climate change. Anyone can help contribute to the bank.

The following mini-documentary by Candace Thompson with the founders Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco includes them discussing the question of native vs. invasive plants as they collect seeds in the NJ Meadowlands.

The Next Epoch Seed Library from Candace Thompson on Vimeo.

 

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