seeds for the end of the world

seeds for the end of the world
an ongoing project, 2015 –>

seeds for the end of the world is an ongoing project where I grow, save and share seeds. Seeds take time to grow, to harvest, to prepare, and to share – an act that I see as gift as much as necessity and survival. As such, the seeds are offered as gift or by barter only, in an attempt to facilitate and support alternative systems of exchange. The title of the project isn’t meant to evoke some apocalyptic future as propagated by the movies we watch, but instead as a way to think about how the future might be different from now. Better than now. As the seeds are gifted and grown they’re meant to help others begin to build a world different from the trajectory it is currently on.
 

As an ongoing and forever growing project, I continue to adapt and rethink strategies as the work strives to be more aware of itself: of the ways in which it might help draw attention to food security & sustainability, species diversification, seed copyright, climate change, urban renewal, and anti-capitalist forms of exchange… Seeds are meant to disperse.
 

Through seeds and their dispersal, seeds for the end of the world actively thinks about both time and space differently, considering ecological change from the scale of the geologic and political change from the scale of the micro gesture.
 

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HEX seed packs contain anywhere from 1 or more seeds saved from organically grown produce from my garden*.

If you'd like a seed pack get in touch, they are offered through barter only. Send me your seeds, zine, book, sticker, 7" record, MP3 download, DIY electronic project,  knitted goods, drawing, canned or baked goods**, produce, etc in exchange.

All barters must be mutually agreed upon before exchange can take place.

Zine:
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New Zine made for the i believe in living exhibition curated by Ellyn Walker (April-June 2018) is available for trade. Same barter infos apply as above. get in touch if you'd like to make an exchange!

A pdf of the zine is available online here.

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My seedling starter guide from 2014 (for the Park Hill Community Garden in Denver) is here as a PDF.

–>Pictures of my gardening adventures Here<–

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New Zine!
in the garden (one) summer 2018
Available for trade. Same barter infos apply as above. get in touch if you'd like to make an exchange!
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Some interesting articles on the importance of saving seeds and such:
Scientists Add 50,000 Seeds to Arctic Doomsday Vault Because Everything Is Awful
How “open source” seed producers from the US to India are changing global food production – VOX
Saving the seeds : an old technology for a new climate – The Taos News
Preserving Seed Diversity – Food Security/University of Chicago
Salsa Primeval: 52-Million-Year-Old Tomatillo Found
The Nectar Garden: The Importance of Planting a Haven for Pollinators
Bee Plants – Attracting More Bees And Pollinators to Your Garden
Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants
Seed Saving is the Original Sharing Economy
Together we can save the monarch butterfly
Let's get seasonal! [from the Farm Project]
As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience

Other things:
Guerilla Gardening – SEED BOMBS!
You Grow Girl – gardening resources
Seeds of Diversity – resources for saving seeds
The Seed Garden – The Art & Practice of Seed Saving - I've learned so much from this book! published by seed savers exchange.
The Open Source Seed Initiative

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Documentation from the i believe in living exhibition – curated by Ellyn Walker at Untitled Art Society, April 21 – June 30, 2018. All images: Katy Whitt.
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The Seeds (2018 for the summer of 2019*)
Cayenne Peppers – Capsicum annum
Aster/Larkspur flower mix – Aster + Delphinium
Black Krim Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum
Yarrow/Mallow/Wild Carrot Flower Mix – Asteraceae / Malvaceae / Daucus
Wild Carrot Flower – Daucus
Mallow Flower – Malvaceae
Yarrow Flower – Asteraceae
Hibiscus – Malvaceae
Mixed Basil (sweet/thai/red) - Ocimum basilicum
Italian Heirloom Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum
Redfield Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum

Yellow Hot Peppers – Capsicum annum
Yellow Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum
Jalapeño Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Black Krim Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum
Roma Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum

Serrano Peppers – Capsicum annum
Cilantro – Coriandrum sativum
Common Sunflower – Helianthus annuus
Red Hot Poker Flower – Kniphofia uvaria
Chives (mix) – Allium tuberosum
Coneflower – Asteraceae
Columbine Flower – Aquilegia
Dill – Anethum graveolens
Long Hot Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Long Sweet Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Sweet Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare
Mustard Greens – Brassica juncea
Habanero Peppers – Capsicum chinense
Buran Peppers – Capsicum annum
Cucumbers (mix) – Cucumis sativus
Arugula – Eruca sativa
Cantaloupe – Cucumis melo
[*some of these packs also contain seeds saved after the summer of 2017]

The Seeds (2017 for the summer of 2018):
Dill – Anethum graveolens
Sweet Basil - Ocimum basilicum
Cilantro – Coriandrum sativum
Flowers – various drought tolerant species
Mint – Mentha
Long Hot Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Long Sweet Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Sweet Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Hibiscus – Malvaceae
Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare
Mustard Greens – Brassica juncea
Coneflower – Asteraceae
Garlic Chives – Allium tuberosum
Jalapeño Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Black Krim Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum
Habanero Peppers – Capsicum chinense
Black Hungarian Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Thai Hot Peppers – Capsicum annum
Cayenne Peppers – Capsicum annum
Buran Peppers – Capsicum annum
Hot Pepper Long – Capsicum annum
Cucumbers – Cucumis sativus
Yellow Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum
Roma Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum
Arugula – Eruca sativa
Red Basil – Ocimum basilicum
Thai Basil – Ocimum basilicum
Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia

The Seeds (2016 for the summer of 2017):
[I was really bad at paying attention to varieties this year!]

Dill – Anethum graveolens
Sweet Basil - Ocimum basilicum
Cilantro – Coriandrum sativum
Wildflowers – various drought tolerant species
Mint – Mentha
Long Hot Peppers – Capsicum spp.
Long Sweet Peppers – Capsicum spp.
Watermelon (Sugar Baby) – Citrullus lanatus
Pumpkin (Sugar Pie) – Cucurbita pepo
Hibiscus – Malvaceae
Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare
Mustard Greens – Brassica juncea
Coneflower – Asteraceae
Garlic Chives – Allium tuberosum
Jalapeño Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Black Krim Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum
Habanero Peppers – Capsicum chinense
Cantaloupe – Cucumis melo

The Seeds (2015):
Dill – Anethum graveolens
Sweet Basil - Ocimum basilicum
Tomatoes – Solanum lycopersicum
Thai Hot Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Serrano Peppers – Capsicum annuum
Cilantro – Coriandrum sativum
Green Husk Tomatillo – Physalis philadelphica
Wildflowers – various drought tolerant species.

seed packs are limited and the types of seeds are dependent on various factors.

* I'm kinda lazy – cross pollination across varieties may occur and seeds are not guaranteed to produce.
**vegan food stuffs only, please