April 28, 2021
Amaranth and Seed Travels with the Garden's Edge
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
It's a mini-seed festival! Join Sarah Montgomery of The Garden's Edge as she discusses the historical and cultural history of amaranth and its place in her Seed Travels project with Qachuu Aloom.
Sarah Montgomery is a co-founder of The Garden's Edge, a 501(c)3 located in Albuquerque NM. In 2003, she collaborated with farmers in Guatemala to start the Qachuu Aloom Association, which is dedicated to preserving traditional seeds and cultural practices of the Maya Achi. Qachuu Aloom has 500 members, primarily women who represent 23 rural villages. Through collaborations between Qachuu Aloom and The Garden’s Edge, she continues to help save and share seeds through a “farmer to farmer” movement called “Seed Travels” that focuses on sharing heirloom, drought-resistant varieties of ancient superfoods like Amaranth, wild edible greens corn, and beans. She helps to run Amyo Farms and Epic Seeds with her husband, Jesse Daves, and two children in Albuquerque, NM.