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Jewish Seed Exchange Gathering

Where do our lives as Jewish farmers and gardeners intersect with the stories of seeds both ancient and modern? How can we find, grow, and share culturally resonant seeds across our community?
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Jewish Seed Exchange Gathering

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Apr 11, 1:00 PM
Zoom

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Where do our lives as Jewish farmers and gardeners intersect with the stories of seeds both ancient and modern?

How can we find, grow, and share culturally resonant seeds across our community?

Join us for a discussion about seed keeping, seed sharing models, and Cucumis melo, and contribute to the creation of JFN's seed exchange!

You don't have to be a grower to help!

Communicators, organizers, researchers, plant nerds, funders, writers, gardeners, farmers, linguists, chefs, foodies, artists, seed keepers, story tellers, and Torah, Talmud, Midrash, and Kabbalah interpreters are all essential parts of this emerging seed collective.

This season we'll be starting with one of the most ancient varieties mentioned in the Torah. Called qishu'im, but often translated to "cucumber", this fruit, more likely Cucumis melo, was a hairy melon eaten like a cucumber. Qishu'im, grown extensively in Egypt and reportedly pined after by the Children of Israel in Numbers 11:5 during our exile in the desert, still exists in many forms today. We now have 18 different varieties to share with JFN growers and are looking for more. Together we'll grow them out, share photos and taste tests, and save seeds. We'll choose the ones that most accurately reflect the descriptions and images we can find from ancient times. Qishu'im will become the first seed shared across our network and we'll grow from there!

You can learn more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2759226/

Meeting ID: 869 1296 0594

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