Ira Wallace from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange talks about her faves: collards and roselle. She also describes her life growing up, her work with southern and African Diasporic seeds and stories, and takes questions from Truelove Seeds apprentices (and adoring fans) Amirah Mitchell and Chris Keeve and from a visitor named Mimi.
Photo: Ira Wallace and Gordon Sproule visit with Truelove Seeds apprentices and guests.
SEED STORIES TOLD IN THIS EPISODE:
MORE INFO FROM THIS EPISODE:
- Ira Wallace: Writer, Seed Saver, Educator
- Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
- Grow Great Vegetables in Virginia, by Ira Wallace
- Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table, by Edward H. Davis and John T. Morgan
- Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land, by Leah Penniman
- Black Urban Growers Conference
Photo: Demalda Newsome, Chris Bolden-Newsome, and Ira Wallace at Sankofa Community Farm
Seeds And Their People is a radio show where we feature seed stories told by the people who truly love them. Hosted by Owen Taylor of Truelove Seeds and Chris Bolden-Newsome of Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden.
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- Ira Wallace and Gordon Sproule
- Sara Taylor
- Julia Aguilar, Althea Baird, Chris Keeve, Amirah Mitchell, and Zoe Jeka of Truelove Seeds
- Mimi Puga
- The voices of the youth and other staff of Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden
Clockwise from top left: Owen Taylor, Chris Keeve, Amirah Mitchell, Gordon Sproule, Ira Wallace, Demalda Newsome
Post interview lunch at Truelove Seeds (at Mill Hollow Farm)
Youth and staff of Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden hear from Mama Ira Wallace before heading out to the field.
Ira and Owen