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Indigenous Seed Royalties

Slow Food USA recognizes and appreciates the Native American seed keepers and breeders, whose seed relatives have endured and continue to sustain us all on Turtle Island.
10% of the proceeds from this campaign will be returned to the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network in acknowledgement.

2024 Plant a Seed Kit for School Gardens


Now available for pre-order! Kits will arrive no later than April 22, 2024.

This growing season, take a deep dive into the soil-building qualities of roots and grains! Get grounded with this year’s Plant a Seed kit, which features three roots and four grains — all productive and adaptive across the country’s regions.

We have a limited number of free kits available for school gardens. To obtain this kit for free, please email comms@slowfoodusa.org with a note about how this kit will be used in a school setting.

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SKU: PAS-2024-school Category:

What the kit contains:

  • Seven varieties of roots and grains
    • Mangelwurzel beet (original sugar beet) Ark of Taste
    • Pardailhan Black turnip (sod busting and delicious) Ark of Taste — France
    • Wisconsin Purple carrot (open pollinated and beautiful)
    • Red Fife wheat (the very first Ark of Taste heritage wheat, Canada)
    • Purple Karma barley (stunning, productive and hulless)
    • ‘Nebur Der’ Sudanese sorghum (multipurpose productive grain — from popping to syrup)
    • Cocke’s Prolific corn (featured in the Ark of Taste book, incredible flavor and story)
  • Stickers
  • Roots & Grains Zine
  • Weather resistant garden sign