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Intro


Sacred

Seed

It all started with a seed

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Intro


Sacred

Seed

It all started with a seed

GoFundMe

Sacred Seed works to grow and spread the seed of traditional Indian corn. These beautiful crops contain so much history that needs to be preserved.  Each variety has a story behind its color or origin.

Check out the corresponding article to this video from netNebraska Click Here

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Our Story


Our Story

Our Story


Our Story

 

Sacred Seeds seeks to protect and preserve the genetic diversity of original seeds, while promoting local, traditional, and sustainable agriculture to offer healthy and low impact food to our communities.

 

10 years ago, a mentor of Taylor Keens approached him and posed the question, “What are you doing to protect your corn?” The subsequent conversation led to an idea, which became a dream. This dream brought Taylor on a personal journey to help bring the tradition and history of indigenous & heirloom seeds back to his native Omaha & Cherokee people and away from the Industrial faming practices of our time. In 2014, Taylor made this dream a reality with the establishment of Sacred Seed.

Since the idea became a reality, Taylor has helped form Sacred Seed into an established non-profit with its overarching goal still well within sight and the community ready to help get him there. Partnering with Creighton University students and the greater Omaha community, Sacred Seed has begun to bring the tradition, culture, and importance back to Indigenous & Heirloom crops.

Learn more about our story by looking into the below articles on the project.

 

 

Please check out the Omaha World Herald article & video Click Here, and the KETV article & video Click Here.


Take a Look at the video from our Sacred Seed Fall Festival!

The Sacred Seed Fall Festival is an annual event where anyone involved with or interested in Sacred Seed gets together to celebrate the years harvest, enjoy a traditional meal prepared from the years harvest, and look towards Sacred Seed's future. 

Interested in attending next years event? Message us on Facebook.

For a behind the scenes look at the food served during this years festival, check out our blog.

 

Music by Nation the Band. Please take a listen to some more of their amazing music! Give them a listen on their Facebook Page

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Cultivate


We work with several different plots of land to grow our crops and harvest our seeds.  Omaha Permaculture is an organization that has allowed us to use some of their land and works closely with our organization to help us grow.  Creighton University's greenhouse is also home to several of our crops.  

Cultivate


We work with several different plots of land to grow our crops and harvest our seeds.  Omaha Permaculture is an organization that has allowed us to use some of their land and works closely with our organization to help us grow.  Creighton University's greenhouse is also home to several of our crops.  

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Preserve


We are currently looking to expand our reach throughout the Omaha region and continue to make an impact on the culture, education, and understanding of indegenous seeds. 

Preserve


We are currently looking to expand our reach throughout the Omaha region and continue to make an impact on the culture, education, and understanding of indegenous seeds. 

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Heirloom


We are currently growing, and need funding to continue our mission. With more funding and our new official nonprofit status, we are seeking to gather even more seeds, tools, and resources to expand our mission and preserve even more heirloom varietals for our future.

 

We appreciate your support and donations, no matter how big or small. Thank you for ensuring that seeds remain biodiverse, GMO-free, and that native traditions live on in the seeds.

 

GoFundMe Page Here.

 

Thank you!

Heirloom


We are currently growing, and need funding to continue our mission. With more funding and our new official nonprofit status, we are seeking to gather even more seeds, tools, and resources to expand our mission and preserve even more heirloom varietals for our future.

 

We appreciate your support and donations, no matter how big or small. Thank you for ensuring that seeds remain biodiverse, GMO-free, and that native traditions live on in the seeds.

 

GoFundMe Page Here.

 

Thank you!

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Good Reads


Good Reads


Watch this beautiful video highlighting the importance of Native food and preservation of the culture.


 

Good Reads

Extensive research was an important aspect throughout the process of developing the organization. Several concepts and ideas were pulled from books listed in this section. For those that are interested in following the traditional growth patterns for these crops, many of these titles may be helpful to you. Check them out!

 
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Please make sure to check us out on Social Media and reach out if you have any questions!

 

Thank you for visiting!

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Please make sure to check us out on Social Media and reach out if you have any questions!

 

Thank you for visiting!