Monday, January 12, 2015

Cherokee Nation to Distribute Heirloom Seeds

The Cherokee Nation will begin dispersing seeds on Feb. 1 from its limited supply of heirloom seed bank inventory to tribal citizens interested in growing traditional Cherokee crops and plants. The Cherokee Nation keeps an inventory of seeds from rare breeds of corn, beans, squash, gourds, Trail of Tears beads and tobacco traditionally used for Cherokee customs. Citizens are limited to two varieties. To get the seeds, citizens can either make an appointment to pick them up or email their request to to have them sent by mail. Individuals must include a copy of his or her Cherokee Nation tribal citizenship card, proof of age and address. For more information, contact Pat Gwin at 918-453-5704.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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