I am a grower, seed keeper, and college professor in sustainable food systems at Guilford College. My activities in seed work span my private and professional lives. Southeastern, culturally significant variety conservation and dissemination is my main interest, for the ends of climate resilience, food/seed sovereignty, regional ecogastronomy, and cultural preservation. This includes interests in both historic varieties and recently introduced crop diversity from contemporary immigrant and refugee communities. Intercropping, polycultural, and mixed agroforestry production systems are also an interest.
Maize, cowpeas, beans (phaseolus), collards, sesame, squash, okra