Join Haudenosunee traditional farmer and seed keeper, Celeste Smith (Oneida Nation), Founder of Cultural Seeds, in an exploration of the Indigenous Science behind the famous “3 Sisters” bio-dynamic mound planting method. This in-depth hands-on workshop will teach you WHY and most importantly HOW the Original People of Tkotonto were some of the best farmers the world has ever seen, and how those secrets can be adapted to your own garden project.
This will be a hybrid event. The in person event will occur at 192 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor. A Zoom link to stream the event will also be available for those wishing to join virtually.
Bio: Celeste Smith is the Founder of 2 Indigenous Social Innovation Startups, a Food Justice Advocate, Professional Speaker, Teacher, and Seed Steward. As a member of the Oneida Nation, Celeste Smith has the responsibility to uphold the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement which binds her to steward and protect the land for the next 7 generations. She recently graduated from the Fireweed Fellowship, the 1st Indigenous Women’s entrepreneurship accelerator in Canada and is the winner of the 2020 Desjardins Cooperathon for Indigenous Social Change Competition. Her mission is to help Indigenous Women, Gender Diverse Persons and Youth reclaim their traditional agricultural heritage through Rematriation of seeds and knowledge sharing. Learn more at culturalseeds.com and wewillplantlodge.com.