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Review for The Hummingbird Project, Cleveland, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What an honor to study seed and soil with the directors and founders of the Hummingbird project! They are not only knowledgable and passionate about agroecology, seed sovereignty, and the incredible diversity of life in the soil, but also know how to teach these challenging, but critically important subjects. I was a part of a month iong agroecology course at Navdanya in India where the directors taught us the foundational biology of plant reproduction, practical techniques to save and store seed, and how to work with seed over many years to breed new varieties that are locally adapted to yield more, even in challenging conditions. They also taught us about the soil food web and the incredible diversity of life in the soil. They even set up a soil laboratory for us to peer into the microscopic world of soil life. This is just the beginning of what the hummingbird project does. Perhaps their most important work is at the community level in the United States, Africa, and India where they help protect biodiversity, food and seed sovereignty, and farmers rights. The Hummingbird project founders are a wealth of experience and knowledge. I am deeply inspired by their work.

Role:  Volunteer