Indigenous communities take part in seed collection workshop

Representatives from five Indigenous communities from around Canada recently travelled to Fredericton to take part in a workshop provided through the National Tree Seed Centre. The Indigenous Seed Collection Program provides Indigenous communities with seed collection training, shares information about topics such as the tree’s life cycle, and supports them with seed storage. The workshop also gives communities the opportunity to create connections and learn from each other. “It’s building so much ability for them to work together and support one another. It’s such a beautiful thing,” said Indigenous Programs Coordinator Mary Knockwood. “It’s part of who we are, it’s part of our identities and our culture and our traditions, our spirituality even.”

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