I was raised in an agrarian community, and have always known that the food we grow is at the center of our culture and heritage. With the modern world pulling my people away from the community, growing our own food is becoming a scarce practice. The vision I have for my community is for every individual to attain the time needed to put our commitment towards the seed relatives and the land. I have been blessed with the responsibility to steward the seeds of my family and I will continue to provide safety for them, for as long as I am in this world. By showing an appreciation for our resources, I am also working toward bringing my community together again, through the seeds, and my journey has only begun.
Year(s) Awarded: 2021