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Ep.5 - Seeds: Memories Locked in Nature's Time Capsules
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11 months ago

Sometimes it’s the smallest things we take for granted. Nowhere is this more true than with seeds.

In this episode, we explore the secrets within seeds and discover the memories they have locked inside. We talk with Adam Alexander aka the “Seed Detective” who has spent years traversing the globe collecting, documenting and sharing the unique stories contained inside seeds. We walk through Adam’s memory garden, get lost in the mountains of Oman and learn how he reunites refugees with the food of their homelands.

We also discuss what’s being done to protect the diversity of seeds around the world and why they are essential to the future of the world’s food production. Learn how the choices we make and the seeds we choose to grow now will impact our future and the generations that come next.

Resources referenced in the production of this episode include:

  • The Seed Detective: Uncovering the Secret Histories of Remarkable Vegetables by Adam Alexander (2022) 
  • The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by Thor Hanson (2015) 

Explore these seed-sharing, trading, and preservation resources:

Visit foreverstories.xyz for additional content and learn more about the ForeverStories project. Discover how we use Arweave, Akord, and the Permaweb to preserve these important cultural artifacts.