The Seed Revolution

In early 2020 our lives have all been changed by the COVID-19 coronavirus. As we all shelter at home, we wonder what we can do. Seed swaps and plant sales have been canceled, social interactions are limited, yet more than ever, we see the evidence of the wisdom of growing our own food.

We decided to try to figure out what we could do. The Seed Revolution is our answer to that. For an introduction to what we are doing, you can start at the Beginnings page. Please be sure to read the article by Dr. Vandana Shiva, and watch the movie Tomorrow as well.

The word “revolution” come from the Latin “revolutio” meaning “to turn back”.[i] We are hoping to return to a world where we all knew how to grow our own food. Not a return to the past, but a turning to a good future on this planet, hence The Seed Revolution.

The Seed Revolution

During this challenging time that we are all in, the work of The Seed Revolution will consist of two key projects:

  • SEEDS of REVOLUTIONProviding education and information for those interested in growing their own food. This area will be comprised of providing a blog with articles on growing your own food, and other related topics written by a variety of guest authors, as well as other educational resources. While these things will be geared towards beginner gardeners, we hope they will also be of interest to those that have been gardening for years.
  • GO to SEEDProviding ways for gardeners to share seed & plants with each other. This area will involve finding creative ways that we can share extra seeds & plants with others during this time of “social distancing”.

[i] Online Etymology Dictionary, https://www.etymonline.com/word/revolution