Sacred Seeds Gardens

Ambalabe

Ambalabe

The biodiverse island of Madagascar is one of the poorest nations in the world. With child mortality, malnutrition, malaria, and cholera as major threats, the people rely on the forests and their traditional knowledge to survive. This is a fragile relationship, as farming, overharvesting, and poaching has contributed to vast deforestation and degradation. Conservation and community-building programs here have a great opportunity to stop this degradation of forests and health, and clear the way for ...
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 Crow Creek Indian Reservation

Crow Creek Indian Reservation

The Crow Creek Indian Reservation in central South Dakota is home to over 2000 Dakota People (Sioux). These people have deep roots in the area, and strong ties to their ecosystem and ancestral traditions. However, as we see on many Indian reservations in America, these important ties are eroding under the current system. According to the Can-Do Organization, the Dakota People of Crow Creek are “faced with severe human rights violations being committed by companies, ...
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Semillas Sagradas de Huamachuco

Semillas Sagradas de Huamachuco

In the high Andes region surrounding Huamachuco, we are addressing the rapid disappearance of high altitude medicinal plants, crucial for the health of the local people. Here we have designed a multilevel complex of Sacred Seeds sanctuaries, taking advantage of their skills in innovative gardening. At the highest altitude, where the plants are most at risk, we are cultivating an area dense with rare medicinal plants. This will ease short and long term collection pressures ...
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Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden welcomes close to one million visitors a year and is considered one of the world’s most prestigious centers for botanical research and science education. Sacred Seeds – Missouri, located in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, is a Native American medicinal plant garden that gives respect to the surrounding ecosystem and to the generations of Native Americans who were the custodians of traditional medicine. This setting provides multiple arenas of educational ...
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Santuario Semillas Sagradas, Finca Luna Nueva

Santuario Semillas Sagradas, Finca Luna Nueva

The first Sacred Seed garden was created at Finca Luna Nueva, an organic and Biodynamic® rainforest education center and lodge in Costa Rica. Conceptualized by Steven Farrell, president of Finca Luna Nueva, Tom Newmark, Chairman of New Chapter and Rafael Ocampo, ethnobotanist, Santuario Semillas Sagradas (Sacred Seeds Sanctuary) at Finca Luna Nueva is a dynamic collection of medicinal plants that protects and celebrates not only biological diversity in Costa Rica and the tropics but also ...
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