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“Our resistance is rooted In …” Seed Swap and Story Exchange

January 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition calls us to “sow seeds of marvelous wonder and repair / plants grown centuries ago with / seeds of power, light, and meaning / defiance, freedom, and liberation.” Can seeds do all that? Yes — and so can your stories! Join seed keepers from Truelove Seeds as they lead us in sharing what roots us all — seeds and the stories behind them. Bring your own seed, plant starts and plant cuttings for your favorite cooking greens, beans, grains, root vegetables and culinary herbs to share. Do any of your seeds or plants have stories that inspire you? Please share those as well! Information on the practices, traditions and stories of seed saving will be available. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023

11:00 am

Heim Center, Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine St.


Truelove Seeds is a farm-based seed company offering culturally important and open pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. Our seeds are grown by more than 50 small-scale urban and rural farmers committed to community food sovereignty, cultural preservation, and sustainable agriculture. This collaboration is an opportunity for growers to share their own seeds and stories and to bring in extra financial support for their food sovereignty and agroecological projects. In Philadelphia in particular, growers from five farms have regularly gathered to focus on developing our seed keeping practices as a way to build up our communities. For stories of seeds and the growers who tend to them, see seedkeeping.tumblr.com or follow @seedkeeping.


Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition reveals what eight local activists, cultural organizers, and artists unearthed when they dug deeply into the same Philadelphia archives that have historically excluded their voices and perspectives. Through archival items, rare books, oral histories, and original artwork, Chronicling Resistance counters the systemic erasure of Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ people from the historical record, breaks silences, and uncovers new ways of understanding and enacting resistance. See this dynamic and unique exhibition now through Jan. 31, 2023.

Chronicling Resistance has been generously supported by the Mellon Foundation and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support and collaboration with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries.


January 7
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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