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Educating the next generation on seed saving preserves valuable, intergenerational knowledge that we are at risk of losing, and empowers young people to become custodians of nature in its most delicate form. Seed saving education also connects children with nature at an early age and encourages them to participate in nature’s cycles, from seed to plant, from plant to seed.
- Add seed saving to a school garden with The Seed Savers’ Network’s guide Seed to Seed: Food Gardens in Schools.
- The Global Seed Network’s Seed Saving Lesson Plans and School Curriculum offer math, science, and language arts lessons centered on seeds for children ages 6-12.
- At the Sahyadri School in Pune, India, students and farmers work together to cultivate and market indigenous varieties of seeds, producing eight tons of heritage seeds per year while learning agricultural and business skills in the process.