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Cherokee Nation Seed Bank online distribution begins Feb. 1

Melanie Wong | Feb 23, 201908:46 PM    

“The native plants are just as much, or even a little bit more so, a part of Cherokee culture than are the crops. The native plants are harder to produce as we have to try and replicate an environmental setting completely different than our Seed Bank location. Many important cultural Cherokee plants grow in a cool, wetland understory environment. We are located in the middle of a sunbaked field of shallow soil…so it’s pretty tough,”

Seeds are only available to CN, United Keetoowah Band and EBCI citizens.

Cherokee Nation Seed Bank Online Distribution Begins Feb. 1

The Heirloom Garden and Native Plant Site produces seeds to disperse around 5,000 seed packets per year.

www.cherokeephoenix.org
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