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NOFA Podcast

Apr 4, 2022

NOFA/Mass Winter Conference Highlight - Seed Sovereignty Means Land Sovereignty

In this episode we’re drawing highlights from our Round Table discussion on Seed Sovereignty at this year’s annual NOFA/Mass winter conference. 

You will hear two inspiring opening statements that preceded the discussion from Amirah Mitchell and Luke Jeffries.

You can find Amirah Mitchell at and on Instagram at SistahSeeds.

More information on Luke Jeffries and Kenhteke Seed Sanctuary can be found at as well as on Facebook

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Music by Matt Jatkola

Music by Jason Valcourt

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NOFA Podcast produced and edited by Jason Valcourt


Biography Information

Amirah Mitchell is a farmer, seedkeeper and community educator. She holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Temple University and has worked in agriculture since 2007. She has worked on urban farms in Massachusetts, Georgia and Pennsylvania, including four years at Truelove Seeds, a Philadelphia-based farm and seed company. Currently, Amirah is working to start her own farm business, Sistah Seeds, growing heirloom seeds from across the African Diaspora.

Luke Jeffries is a Mohawk from Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory. He is a language learner, avid gardener, and Project Coordinator for Ratinenhayénthos, who operate the Kenhté:ke Seed Sanctuary in Tyendinaga. They have rematriated a seed collection in the last few years and have been working to ensure that the living collection remains viable for future generations.